Rev. Thomas Pierce Williams

12th Mar 1789 - 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident clergyman, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on two estates in Manchester and St Elizabeth Jamaica as one of the trustees of the Munro and Dickenson Charity, and for two other smaller groups of enslaved people in St Elizabeth on his own account.

  1. Thomas Pierce, son of Bartholomew Owen Williams and Alice Pierce (nee Ibbott), his wife, born 12/03/1789 and baptised in Kingston 01/11/1789.

  2. Adm. pens. (age 18) at ST JOHN'S, July 25, 1807. [S. of Bartholomew Owen.] B. at Kingston, Jamaica. Matric. Michs. 1807; Scholar, 1807; B.A. (15th Wrangler) 1812; Fellow, 1813-16. D.D., Lambeth, 1843. Ord. deacon (London), Sept. 20, 1812; priest, Mar. 14, 1813. Head Master of Wolmer's School, Kingston, Jamaica, 1813-14. R. of Clarendon, 1815-20. R. of St Elizabeth, 1820-51. Archdeacon of Cornwall (Jamaica), 1850-62. R. of St James, 1851-62. Married (1) -, dau. of George Kemp, of Jamaica; (2) July, 1821, at Long Hill, Eliza, dau. of John Griffith. Died Aug. 23, 1862, aged 73, at the rectory, Montego Bay. (W. Cowper; Clergy List.)


T71/860 Manchester no. 95 (Knockpatrick); T71/870 St Elizabeth nos. 2 (Grosmond Pen), 724 and 725.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Thomas P. Williams
(1) ? Kemp; (2) Eliza Griffith
Cambridge (St John's) [1807-1812 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (5)

£5,509 17s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,322 19s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£79 16s 8d
£144 17s 7d
£1,709 18s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Other
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Other

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Wolmer's School...... 
notes →
Shown as Headmaster of Wolmer's School 1813-4 in his entry in Cambridge University...

Relationships (3)

Son → Father