Rt. Hon. Lord James O'Bryen 3rd Marquess of Thomond

1768 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with others 2/5ths of the compensation for Stephen's Blizard on Antigua as trustees of the marriage settlement of Ann Byam Stapleton. In addition, he had pledged  £3000 unpaid purchase money from the sale of Matthews Constitution Hill in Antigua, which he had previously co-owned, to the Rothschilds (representatives of whom were awarded the associated compensation).

  1. Son of Edward O'Bryen and Mary Carrick. Married Jane Horsford (née Ottley), Clarke's Hill Antigua 1806. Succeeded to the title of Marquess of Thomond on the death of his brother William in 1846. Apparently a 'double absentee.'

  2. Second son of Edward O'Bryen and Mary Carrick, and nephew of Murrough O'Bryen, first marquess of Thomond. Naval officer. Married (1) Eliza Bridgman Willyams (d. 1802) in 1800 (2) Jane Horsford (d. 1843) daughter of Thomas Ottley and widow of Valentine Horne Horsford, of Antigua, in 1806 (3) Anne Fane nee Flint, (d. 1874) in 1847. Succeeded his brother 21/09/1846. Died at his home near Bath 03/07/1855.


T71/877 Antigua no. 363 (Stephen's Blizard) (T71/1294 gives details of this latter award); T71/877 Antigua no. 390 (Matthews Constitution Hill). T71/1222 ['abstract of conveyance to trustees for Nathan Mayer Rothschild to secure £3000 upwards', recd. 13/07/1839, headed 'Case' deleted]. Mr Horsford and Lord O'Brien were joint props of Matthews estate. After Horsford's death, his representatives and Lord O'Brien contracted to sell the estate for £18,000 to Robert Hyndman of Dublin. The consideration was paid except for £3000 which Lord [James] O'Bryen assigned to Messrs Rothschild for a valuable consideration; agreed between Baron Jas de Rothschild and Nathan Mayer Rothschild that the amount should be secured to Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

  1. Debrett's Complete Peerage (ed. William Courthope) (1838) p. 512. Marriages are taken from Peerage of the British Empire.

  2. G.C. Boase, rev. Andrew Lambert , 'O'Bryen, [O'Brien], James, third marquess of Thomond (1769-1855), naval officer', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), online edn, May 2008, [accessed 31/10/2012]. Wealth at death is from the ODNB.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Rt. Hon. Lord James O'Bryen
(1) Eliza Bridgeman Willyams (2) Jane Horsford (nee Ottley) (3) Anne Flint
Wealth at death
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (2)

£2,919 14s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,571 17s 9d

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England