Thomas Barry

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner, dying in Chester Square in 1840, when his executors were George Carr of Mountjoy Square Dublin, Mary Tandy widow residing in Ireland and Peter Rose, Matthew Steele and Alexander Duff of British Guiana. Claimed as owner-in-fee for the compensation for the enslaved people on Vriesland, which was awarded to the partners of Sandbach Tinne.

  1. Will of Thomas Barry proprietor of the estate Vriesland of county of Demerarry proved 08/02/1841. Under the will he ordered his executors to invest £20,000 in Bank of England stock, the interest from which was to go to Eliza his housekeeper 'the mother of my children for the joint support of her and my children' who were during her life to have access only through her to the income; after her death each child (Mary, Susan, Wilhelmina and Mary) was to have the interest on £5000, the principal to go in turn to their children. He also left 20,000 guilders to Eliza for her to buy 'a good freehold house in this colony' and 6000 guilders to her on his decease given that there would be a delay before the interest on the £20,000 Bank of England stock was paid to her. He left everything else, including the Vriesland estate and property in Ireland and England, to his sister Mary Tandy in Ireland.

  2. Mary Tandy was probably Mary Tandy of Mountshannon, whose nephew was called Thomas Barry George, presumably after her brother Thomas Barry.


London Gazette 19964 26/03/1841 p. 824; 'In Chester-square, aged 57, [death of] Thomas Barry, Esq. late of Demerara, Oxford Journal 08/08/1840 'Persons affiliated w/Guyana in British Newspapers', [accessed 04/04/2016].

  1. PROB 11/1940/230.

  2. Irish Landed Estates database 'Moreland (Raheen)', [accessed 28/04/2014]; 'Tandy', [accessed 28/04/2014].

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£109 17s 11d
£63 0s 1d
£12,375 9s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

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
1826 [EA] - 1840 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Chester Square, London, Middlesex, London, England