Thomas McWhinney

1799 - 13th Aug 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Merchant and slave-owner in Jamaica. Awardee in his own name and with Netlam Tory (q.v.) and Alexander Rattray under a number of claims in Jamaica. In 1847, when he was made an executor of the will of William Peterwald (q.v.), Thomas McWhinney was shown as now or lately of Liverpool.

  1. A Thomas McWhinney in Kingston Jamaica is described as "ironmonger" in a list of summoned jurors (also including Alexander Hoyes "storekeeper" (q.v) in The Jamaica Royal Gazette of Saturday 7 January 1826 and also on 22 March 1828.

  2. Thomas McWhinney of the firm of Messrs. McWhinney, Hendrick and Co. of Kingston, Jamaica, merchants, died at Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, 13/08/1852 in the 54th year of his age.

  3. Will of Thomas McWhinney merchant of Kingston Surrey [Jamaica] proved 13/12/1852. He left his property including shares in the Jamaica Bank and the Water Company in Jamaica, and railway, waterworks, bank and insurance shares in England, in trust (his trustees included Netlam Tory and James Mark Wood both of Liverpool) to pay £10,000 to each of his three daughters, and to pay Mrs Jane Hart an annuity of £100 p.a. to look after them until their majority or marriage. He offered his pen called Pleasant Villa on which he had spent £6000 to his nephew Alexander McWhinney for £2000.


  1. Royal Gazette (Jamaica) 07/01/1826 and 22/03/1828.

  2. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette 18/08/1852.

  3. PROB 11/2163/147.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Thomas M'Whinney
3 daughters

Associated Claims (9)

£559 8s 0d
£555 15s 7d
£30 19s 1d
£77 17s 1d
£44 11s 7d
£19 10s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)
£32 7s 1d
£93 5s 11d
£143 27s 9d

Associated Estates (2)

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] - → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Testator → Executor
Nephew → Uncle
Business associates
Notes →
The men were co-awardees and Netlam Tory was executor of Thomas McWhinney's will, but to date no formal partnership has been identified for them....