Thomas Brown

1763 - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Belvidere estate on Antigua as mortgagee. He had been the owner and sold the estate, taking back a mortgage for £5000. 

  1. Thomas Brown Esq of New Grove London married Miss Drewett, daughter of Peter Drewett of Colerne [near Bath] in 1806. Thomas Drewett Brown of Jarrow, co. Durham, JP, eldest son of Thomas Brown late of New Grove Stepney Middlesex by Susanna, eldest of three daughters and coheirs of Peter Drewett of Colerne Co. Wilts, in compliance with the will of his maternal aunt Frances wife of Benjamin Granger of Norwood Surrey to take the name of Drewett only, and bear the arms of Drewett. Lydia Frances Brown of Stepney married John Clervaux Chaytor Esq. [second son of Sir William Chaytor of Witton Castle, co. Durham), at St Andrew Holborn 30/01/1834, when Thomas Brown and Thomas Drewett Brown were among the witnesses.  

  2. Burial of Thomas Brown of New Grove Mile End aged 78 at Holy Trinity Mile End Old Town 26/02/1841. Will of Thomas Brown of New Grove proved 24/02/1841. The will disposes of his Barkwell and Jarrow estates and alludes to collieries associated with Jarrow, but makes no mention of West India property. It appears possible that he was the Thomas Brown who was a partner in with John Straker & Co., shipbuilders of Jarrow, until 1834. His path to ownership in Antigua is not yet clear.


T71/877 Antigua no. 94. Claim by Thomas Sanderson owner-in-fee. Counterclaim by Thomas Brown of New Grove Mile End London, [vendor of estate T71/1294], mortgage of £5000 and one year's interest due May 1835. T71/1609 letter from Thomas Brown 06/11/1835, 7 New Grove Mile End or Trinity House London enclosing letter from Thomas Sanderson, power of attorney.

  1. Monthly Magazine Vol. 21 (1806) p. 586; John Gough Nicholas, The Herald and Genealogist (Vol. 4) p. 568 'Heraldic Chronicle for 1867';, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]. 

  2., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/1940/275; London Gazette 19199 07/10/1834 p. 1792.

Further Information

Susanna Drewett
Thomas Drewett; Lydia Frances

Associated Claims (1)

£1,877 19S 3D
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Addresses (1)

New Grove, Mile End, London, Middlesex, London, England