Thomas Henly

1813 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with his sister Catherine Reay (q.v.) the compensation for the enslaved people on Mango Valley in St Mary Jamaica. Thomas Henly described himself as 'mariner', and wrote to the Commissioners using his agent's address in the City of London in November 1835. Nothing further of him has been traced to date but he was possibly the Captain Thomas Henley married to a daughter of John Oldham (q.v.) when the latte made his will in 1839.


T71/856 St Mary no. 324.  Joseph Reay St Mary Guardian of Thomas Henley and in right of wife. Letter/Petition T71/1606 30/11/1835 from Thomas Henly of No. 3 New City Chambers Mariner: Joseph Reay, late guardian, died Nov 1834 'having destroyed himself', Thomas Henly was 22 28th February last, entitled to compensation. Catherine Reay was Thomas Henly's sister and Joseph Reay's wife. 32 slaves registered without allocating them between Thomas Henly and Catherine Reay: more than 20 were Thomas Henly's property, 'and they are of a description quite as valuable as his sister's'; 'his perfect conviction that his sister if on the spot would offer no oppostion to the prayer of his petition', viz that he should get half compensation money now, other half held over; he had had no benefit from labour of negroes which has been 'appropriated to the entire use and benefit of his said guardian.' Thomas Henl[e]y's agent was John Burton of New City Chambers.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£614 9s 1d

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Tentatively inferred by LBS. The will of John Oldham (made in 1839) described his daughter Ellen Louisa as the wife of Captain Thomas Henley of the Merchant...