Thomas Spicer or Spycer

???? - 1827


Biography

Resident slave-owner and attorney in Jamaica, dying c. 1827: his will was attested in Jamaica 01/11/1827 though not proved in London until 1831.

  1. Will of Thomas Spicer of Island of Jamaica proved 29/01/1831. Under the will he left £500 each to his sisters Julia Ann Spicer of Harefield and Lydia Spicer of Ruislip, £200 to his brother William of London and £200 to his niece Sarah Ann Spicer, daughter of Joseph Spicer of London. He left £50 current to a 'free sambo woman' Ellen Cairns, together with his furniture and household goods, which in a codicil he rescinded on account of her 'bad behaviour' towards him. After two other monetary legacies of £50 he instructed that his interest in the True Blue estate be sold and the proceeds form part of his residuary estate, the heir to which was his brother Joseph Spicer.

Sources

  1. PROB 11/1780/434

Associated Estates (23)

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
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Other
1829 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of enslaved people purchased by this estate.

1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Other
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1826 [EA] - → Assignee
1829 [EA] - → Other

Former owner of this group of enslaved people.

1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Other
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Other

Previous joint-owner of enslaved people moved to this estate.

1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Owner

Assumption that Thomas Spicer kept the land when the group of enslaved people was broken up, but this hasn't been proven.

1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Administrator
1817 [EA] - → Other
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney