Profile & Legacies Summary
1772 - 1857
Claimant or beneficiary
Born Lucy Oliver, daughter of Thomas Oliver and widow of Henry Hope Tobin.
- Married Henry Hope Tobin at Bristol 22/11/1798. Will of Lucy Tobin widow of No. 3 Vyvyan Terrace Clifton Gloucs., proved 04/02/1857. Henry Hope Tobin was the son of James Tobin (1736/7-1817) and Elizabeth Webbe, the daughter of the Nevis slave-owner George Webbe. James Tobin, 'a cultured man' according to the ODNB, was partner with John Pinney and himself a slave-owner on Nevis who engaged in a public contestation with James Ramsay over slavery in 1785. James Tobin's other sons included the naval officer George Tobin, the playwright John Tobin and James Webbe Tobin, described by the ODNB as 'a fervent critic of slavery and..an advocate for its abolition.'
T71/877 Antigua claim no. 37 (Friar's Hill).
- England and Wales Marriages 1538-1940; PROB 11/2247; ODNB online, David Small, 'Tobin, James (1736/7-1817), sugar planter and pro-slavery campaigner'; David Small, 'Tobin, George (1768-1838), naval officer and artist'; David Small, 'Tobin, John (1770-1804), playwright'; and David Small, 'Tobin, James Webbe (1767-1814), abolitionist.'
Henry Hope Tobin
Associated Claims (1)
3 Vyvyan Terrace , Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire