Thomas Webb

1800 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Planter, son of John Racker Webb and Mary Wint, inherited Keynsham estate in Jamaica from his father (along with his brothers-in-law George Bowley Medley (q.v.) and Robert Podmore Clark (q.v.).

  1. Reputed son of John Racker Webb (a white planter) and Mary Wint (described in the will of her previous partner as a 'free quadroon', i.e. with one grandparent of African descent and three grandparents of European descent)), baptised at St Elizabeth 17/09/1800. Married Frances Smith, with two sons. In 1846 he was living at Chew Magna, Manchester Jamaica, occupation: planter.

  2. "Thomas Webb of the parish of Saint Elizabeth in the county of Cornwall, and Island of Jamaica (by his will, proved 3rd September 1840), was possessed of " Keyneshem" in the parish of Manchester, and " Chew Magna" in the adjoining parish of St. Elizabeth. He resided at "Chew Magna" up to the time of his death. His will is dated 19th April 1844. He married Frances Faith, and had a son William, who resided with him at "Chew Magna" np to the time of his decease. Thomas Webb was the son of John Rackam Webb of the parish of Manchester, whose will is dated 15th August 1829, and was proved 1st April 1830. Besides his son Thomas he had two daughters — Mrs. Mary Clark, wife of Robert Padmore Clark of the city of Bristol in Great Britain, and Mrs. Hester Medley, the wife of George Bondley Medley, at that time resident in Jamaica. John R. Webb mentions in his will William Morrish of Keynshem in the county of Somerset in England, also a nephew John Morrish."


T71/860 Manchester No. 262.

  1. [accessed 03/10/2011].

  2. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 192.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Frances Smith
William, Henry Albert (1846-)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,998 2s 11d

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
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Grandson → Grandmother
Natural Son → Father
Natural Son → Mother
Nephew → Uncle