Thomas Newman Farquhar

1808 - 30th Jul 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


London solicitor, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on in St Dorothy Jamaica with others (including his partner David Morice Johnston q.v.) as trustees of the Bayley family (including Rev. W. H. Ricketts Bayley, q.v.).

  1. Will of Thomas Newman Farquhar late of Moorgate street in the City of London and of Sydenham Kent Solicitor who deceased 30/7/1866 proved 1/9/1866, effects in United Kingdom under £45,000.  Buried at South Metropolitan Cemetery (now known as West Norwood Cemetery) aged 57 4/8/1866. Four children baptised at Sydenham between 1844 and 1852 and one at Liverpool in 1841.

  2. Thomas Newman Farquhar was the residuary legatee of one-third of the estate of his uncle James Farquhar, MP and lawyer, who died in 1833 leaving £140,000.


T71/853 St Dorothy no. 92. T71/1606 letter dated 28/11/1837: we the undersigned, the Rev WHRicketts Bayley of Hasleton nr Bristol clerk one of the residuary devisees and also as executor..under last will & testament of Alexander Bayley esq , and as agent for the other parties under the claim and David Morrice [sic] Johnston and Thomas Newman Farquhar atties for the Rev Lewis Bowerbank of the Island of Jamaica a counterclaim....hereby request you to appt the following persons as trustees of the comp money to be held by them subject to any award that you may make thereon : David Morrice [sic]Johnston of New Broad St., Gentleman; Thomas Newman Farquhar of the same place Gent; Benjamin Adam of Savage Gardens Merchant; John Henry Nelson of same place.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1866;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online], which gives the burial place as Norwood Cemetery; London England Births and Baptisms 1813-1980; England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906.

  2. Will of James Farquhar of Doctors Commons City of London proved 20/09/1833, PROB 11/1821/206.

Further Information

Robina Duff
Thomas Gavin; Robina Hope; Mary Louisa; Charles; Edith Emily

'£45,000 in the United Kingdom'

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£3,272 14S 7D
Awardee (Trustee)

Addresses (2)

Moorgate Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
New Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England