Captain Thomas Cowan

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation for Cedar Valley in St Andrew Jamaica, the money for which was paid to the London mortgagees Bond and Pearse.

  1. Will of Thomas Cowan Captain in the Royal Navy of Edinburgh, Mid Lothian [made in 1835], proved 22/02/1836. In the will he left his Cedar Valley estate and the series of the apprentices on it, together with land leased from Lady Carhampton, to his sister Mrs Cecilia Bastone of Minehead in Somerset subject tot £200 to his sister Jane Dyett widow of Exeter. He instructed that the coffee crop be sold and the proceeds set against the mortgage of Messrs Bond & Pearse. Despite the mortgage, he left annuities totalling £300 p.a. to female relatives.

Sources

T71/865 St Andrew no. 336, which identifies Thomas Cowan as 'Great Britain'; T71/1592 Commissioners of Compensation to Malcolm Cowan of Edinburgh, 8/6/1835, sending copy of the claim and return of Capt Thomas Cowan of Cedar Valley.

  1. PROB 11/1857/243

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (1)

£3,855 11S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant

Addresses (1)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland