Henry Sealy

???? - 10th Feb 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people in two small awards in Barbados, and counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully in two others.

  1. Henry Sealy married Eliza Jane Thomas in St Thomas, Barbados in 1808. Their children were born in Barbados in the 1810s and 1820s. They lived at 29 Berkeley Square from at least 1841.

  2. Will of Henry Sealy formerly of 29 Berkeley Square Bristol but late of Bitton Gloucestershire who died 10/02/1864 proved 14/04/1864 by Thomas Sealy of Bitton and Rev. William Sealy of Droxford, the sons, effects under £14,000.


T71/896 Barbados claim no. 1332; T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3938.

For the latter award, T71/1593 p. 44 gives correspondence between the Commissioners and W.A. Culpeper in London dated 07/11/1836 concerning a power of attorney held by Culpeper from 'Mr Henry Sealy of Barbados at present residing in Madeira'. See also T71/1611, unnumbered bundle: letter, not dated, from William Alleyne Culpeper, 36 Cadogan Place, received 06/01/1836, stating: 'Mr Henry Sealy of Barbados at present residing in Madeira having requested me to receive the compensation to which he is intitled'; and T71/1594 p. 146 letter 22/11/1837 to Henry Sealy 29 Berkeley Square concerning the identity of Sarah Rushworth Sealy, for whom Henry Sealy was co-executor with two others in Barbados claim no. 3131.

  1. Familysearch.org, Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online]; 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1864.

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Jane Sealy
Thomas; Rev. William, Charlotte Jane, Mary
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (4)

£155 7s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£135 19s 8d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£256 6s 9d
£708 16s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (3)

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
1815 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Possibly this Henry Sealy.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
York and Carlisle [1846549]  

Relationships (4)

Son → Mother
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Bitton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
29 Berkeley Square, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England