Lucy Tobin

1772 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Born Lucy Oliver, daughter of Thomas Oliver and widow of Henry Hope Tobin.

  1. 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 advocate for its abolition.'

  2. Lucy Tobin nee Oliver's father Thomas Oliver, the son of Robert Oliver and Ann, daughter of James Brown of Antigua, is in the ODNB as 'colonial official'.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 37 (Friar's Hill).

  1. 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.'

  2. Gordon Goodwin, ‘Oliver, Thomas (1731/2–1815)’, rev. Philip Carter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 29 Jan 2014]

Further Information

Henry Hope Tobin

Associated Claims (1)

£1,984 16S 10D

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

3 Vyvyan Terrace , Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England