Thomas Wynn

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Biography

Owner of Malvern Park Pen in St Ann, which in 1779 belonged to 'the estate of Samuel Heming Esq.' under the direction of Thomas Wynn who had intermarried with Mary Heming administratrix of Samuel Heming. A similar pattern for Mammee Bay shows that estate as owned as early as 1761 by the estate of Samuel Heming and identifies Mary Heming as widow of Samuel Heming. This Samuel Heming of Malvern Park and Mammees Bay has yet to be identified with confidence. None of two known possibilities appears to fit: Samuel Heming of St Ann (will proved 1724, whose wife was Elizabeth), or Samuel Heming of St Catherine (will proved 1781 but made in 1773). Samuel Heming of St Ann is known to have had a younger son Samuel born c. 1718, and his elder son Richard is known also to have had a son Samuel Heming. One of these two sons named Samuel is likely to be Samuel Heming of St Catherine: most family genealogies show Samuel Heming of St Catherine as the son of Richard Heming, although some show him as the son of Samuel Heming of St Ann. The most logical explanation is that the Samuel Heming of Malvern Park was the son of Samuel Heming of St Ann and brother of Richard Heming, and died sometime between 1755 and 1761, leaving his widow Mary: Thomas Wynn had married Mary Heming widow in London in 1763. Richard Heming's will proved 03/11/1755 is silent on his wife and appoints guardian for his children, implying that his wife was dead. Thomas Wynn was shown as of Great Britain in 1793, but to date no will or probate has been found for him in Britain.

Thomas Wynn was listed as owner of Malvern Park (44 enslaved people) and Mammee Bay (135 enslaved people) in 1794.

Sources

Ancestry.com, London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database online].

'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.


Further Information

Spouse
Mary Heming widow

Associated Claims (1)

£517 14S 2D
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (5)

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
1785 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Owner

Shown as the property of Thomas Wynn or Wynne.

1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Attorney

Shown in 1779 as 'under the direction of Thomas Wynne Esq. who intermarried with Mary Heming administratrix of Samuel Heming Esq.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Not known
1764 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Other

Shown either as under the direction of Thomas Wynn[e] who had intermarried with Mary Heming administratrix of Samuel Heming , or under the direction of an attorney of Thomas and Mary Wynne

1764 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Other

Shown either as under the direction of Thomas Wynn[e] who had intermarried with Mary Heming administratrix of Samuel Heming , or under the direction of an attorney of Thomas and Mary Wynne