Thomas Beard

1769 - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Jackson's in Barbados. Very probably the same man as the Thomas Beard who as a judgement creditor received part of the compensation for three linked awards also in Barbados.

  1. In 1851 Thomas Beard aged 82 born Barbados 'landed proprietor' was living at 9 Raby Place Bathwick Somerset with two visitors Rebecca Goodridge and Johanna Cooke, both born Barbados and his grand-daughter Sarah Gittens aged 23 also born Barbados.  In 1841, Thomas Beard aged 70 Ind., born foreign parts, had been living at Pulteney Street Bath with Rebecca Goodridge ind, born foreign parts, Jona [sic] Cooke (shown as a female servant born out of parish) and 2 servants. Will of Thomas Beard of Bath Somerset proved 26/3/1856.

  2. Under the will of Thomas Beard Esq., of Bath Somerset, £5000 was left to Thomas Morris, otherwise Beard, late of St Andrews Barbados. Thomas Morris Beard died February 1852; after his death, under the will the money was to go to Thomas Morris Beard's children. Thomas Beard's house in Bath went to his grand-daughter Sarah Jane Gittings [sic].


Barbados no. 479 (Jackson's), which does not indicate an absentee status other than that the claim was made by an attorney to Thomas Beard; T71/898 Barbados nos. 3568A, 3569A and 3570A identify Thomas Beard as of England.

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; PROB 11/2228/376.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 22170, 03/08/1858, p. 3651.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,466 7s 2d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner