Charles Thomas Alleyne

1798 - 15th Apr 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Forster Alleyne (1762-1823) and Elizabeth Gibbes Willing (sometimes given as Welling).

  1. Baptised in St James, Barbados, in 1798. Inherited Porters and Mt Standfast from his father c. 1820 when the estates were valued at £44,264.

  2. Married Margaret Frances Bruce, daughter of Sarah Austin, sister of the politician Henry Austin Bruce 1st baron Aberdare and grand-daughter of Hugh Williams Austin. They married in Aberdare, Glamorganshire, in 1835 - Charles Thomas Alleyne was "of St James in the Island of Barbados, Bachelor" and Margaret Frances Bruce was "of this parish". Their daughter Sarah Frances was born and baptised in St James, Barbados, in 1836, when Charles's occupation was given as planter. The family was in Bristol by 1839 when Charles Bruce Knight Alleyne was baptised at Clifton. In 1841 Charles T. Alleyne, age 40, of independent means, was living at 2 Litfield Place, Clifton, with Margaret F., age 30, Sarah F., age 4, Charles B. K, age 2, six female servants, one male servant, one young clerk and his wife. There was also a coachman listed as resident in the stable of 2 Litfield Place. The family were at the same address in the census of 1861.

  3. Death of Charles Thomas Alleyne aged 73 registered Clifton Q2 1872. Will proved 21/08/1872. 4th codicil to the will of Charles Thomas Alleyne late of Clifton and of Porters in the parish of St James Barbadoes who died 15/04/1872 at Litfield Place Clifton proved by Rev. John Forster Alleyne (brother), Thomas Daniel Hill of Mincing lane and Forster McGeachy Alleyne of Lincolns Inn the son, 3 of the executors 1875.  Effects under £30,000, double probate granted at Bristol December 1878.

  4. Alleyne's youngest daughter Leonora Blanche was the collaborator of her husband, the editor and writer Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912), Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, anthropologist and student and collector of folk and fairy tales, classicist, and historian.


T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2044 (Dunscombe); T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4361 (Mount Standfast), 4362, 4363 (Porters plantation) and 4501 (Seniors).

  1., Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online]; Kathleen Mary Butler, The economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) pp. 84-5.

  2. Descendants of Thomas Austin of Barbados, from which the names of the children other than Forster McGeachy Alleyne are drawn, supplemented by the 1851 census. Images of marriage registers from, Glamorganshire Marriages and Banns [database online]. Dates of birth or baptism for Charles Bruce Knight (baptised 1839), Elizabeth Willing (born 1842, baptised 1844) and Henry Wyndham Alleyne (born 1843, baptised 1844) are from, England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 [database online]; baptism of Sarah Frances from, Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online]. Matthew Cragoe, ‘Bruce, Henry Austin, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 31 May 2017]. 1841 and 1861 censuses online.

  3. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. National Probate Calendar 1872 and 1875.

  4. [accessed 08/08/2012]; William Donaldson, ‘Lang, Andrew (1844–1912)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010.

We are grateful to Jane Bambury for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Frances Bruce (1811-1873)
4 daughters, 4 sons: Sarah Frances (1836-1884); Charles Bruce Knight (1839-1861); Elizabeth Willing (1842- ); Henry Wyndham (1843-1863); Forster McGeachy (1845-1913); Annabella (1847- ); Leonora Blanche (1851-1933); Herbert Percy (1855-1884)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (6)

£4,682 0s 4d
£2,716 15s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,361 9s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£238 16s 5d
£4,998 13s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,130 6s 0d

Associated Estates (10)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Not known
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Administrator
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

2 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England