John Pyefinch Thirlwall

1794 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Rev. Thomas Thirlwall (d. 1827) and Susannah Connop (d. 1842), apparently resident in St Vincent in the 1830s but in Canada in the late 1820s and in the late 1840s. Brother of (Newell) Connop Thirlwall, bishop of St David's, and husband of Carrington Thirlwall (q.v.).

  1.  Baptised 11/07/1794 at St Dunstans and All Souls Stepney, son of Thomas Thirlwall 'curate of this parish'. Will of Thomas Thirlwall proved 12/07/1827.

  2. The bulk of the enslaved under the name Thirlwall in St Vincent 1834 are registered under the name Carrington Thirlwall, through D. F. Sutherland Trustee. Only 2 are registered to John P (transcribed as T) Thirlwall.  Carrington Thirlwall appears in 1841 'Independent' aged 30 living at Ickeford Rectory with Susanna Thirlwall aged 85 and Thomas W[igzell] Thirlwall (John Pyefinch's brother) and his family, and in 1851 she [as Carrington Therlwall] was shown as widow staying as a visitor with a glove maker and his school mistress wife in Notting Hill Square. Carrington Thirlwall was buried at All Souls Kensal Green 05/05/1852 aged 55. Will of Thomas Wigzell Thirlwall proved 09/06/1847 PROB 11/2058.

  3. John Pyefinch Thirlwall's son John matriculated Exeter College Oxford 23/11/1848, admitted to bar at Inner Temple 1853: he is given as '2nd son of John Pyefinch of Quebec Canada arm.' The Rugby School Register for entrants in February 1843 (aged 13) describes him as son of John Pyefinch, Abergwili. In 1851 Thomas James Thirlwall, Bishop Connop's nephew, aged 23 born Quebec Canada was living with him at 'Abergwilly'. Thomas James Thirlwall (himself a clergyman) married Agnes Wordsworth Lawrence 08/01/1852 at Holy Trinity Chelsea, when his father was identified as John Pyefinch Thirlwall merchant.


J. W. Clark, ‘Thirlwall, (Newell) Connop (1797–1875)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004); online edn, May 2006, [accessed 09/10/2012].

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online], transcribed as 'John Payeginch Thirlwall'. PROB 11/1729.

  2., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], St Vincent 1834; 1841 census online;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  3., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; Rev. A.T. Mitchell, Rugby School Register Vol. II from August 1842 to January 1874; 1851 Wales census;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

Further Information

Carrington Henderson
Thomas James, John

Associated Claims (5)

£517 16s 10d
£80 19s 6d
£228 1s 1d
£1,226 10s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£206 17s 3d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

notes →
In Canada in the 1820s and late 1840s but commerical activities not...

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Notes →
Thirlwall was trustee and executor of John Henderson, who was probably his father-in-law....
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Quebec, Canada