Sir Thomas Fellowes

1778 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Rear Admiral, with James Adam Gordon and his brothers-in-law Sir William Abdy and Rev. George Caldwell (all of whom q.v.) awarded the compensation for Lavingtons and Sandersons on Antigua and Fair [sp?] Hall on St Vincent. Brother of Rev. Henry Fellowes (q.v.).

  1. Married (1) Catharine or Katherine Mary Abdy 09/11/1813, sister of Sir William Abdy 7th bart., who died in 1817 (two sons and one daughter) (2) Mary Anne Catharine Humphr[e]ys 24/08/1819, the daughter of an East India soldier and official (at least two sons and three daughters). Will of Sir Thomas Fellowes, Captain of the Royal Navy, now Superintendent of the Royal Naval Hospital at Plymouth, formerly Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy, of Plymouth Devon proved 26/05/1853.

  2. Fellowes, Rear Admiral Sir Thomas, created D.C.L. 23/06/1830, joined the Navy 1797, CB 1815, distinguished himself at siege of Cadiz and at Navarino, knighted 13/02/1828, naval aide-de-camp 1841, rear admiral 1849. Born Minorca 1778, youngest son of William Fellowes, physician extraordinary to George IV, died 12/04/1853, brother of James Fellowes MD.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 259 (Lavingtons), 342 (Sandersons) and 352. T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 549.

  1. Debrett's Baronetage of England p. 51 Abdy of Felix Hall Essex; John Marshall, Royal naval biography; or,memoirs of the services of all the flag-officers p. 335; PROB 11/2172.

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; ODNB online, J.K. Laughton, rev. Roger Morriss 'Fellowes, Sir Thomas (1778-1853), naval officer'.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir Thomas Fellowes kt.
(1) Catherine Mary Abdy (2) Mary Anne Catharine Humphrys
With (1) 2 sons and daughter. With (2) at least two sons and three daughters
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£2,289 14s 8d
£4,677 11s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£6,438 13s 7d

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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His second wife Mary Anne Catharine Humphr[e]ys was the daughter of an East India soldier and...

Relationships (4)

Other relatives
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Harry Gordon's daughter and heir Hannah married William Abdy Fellowes, later Fellowes-Gordon, son of Sir Thomas Fellowes and Catherine Mary Abdy, in...