Thomas Earle

???? - 1822


Liverpool slave-trader and merchant. Thomas Earle (1757-1822) of Liverpool and Spekelands, Mayor of Liverpool 1787-8 leaving £70,000. Grandson of Liverpool merchant John Earle (1674-1749), son of William Earle (1722-). Brother of William Earle (q.v.), father of William Earle the younger (q.v.) and Hardman Earle (q.v.). Married his first cousin Mary Earle in Liverppol in 1786. Partner in family firm of T & W Earle & Co.

Thomas Earle had seven children with his wife Mary, all baptised in Liverpool: William (1787-1864), John (1789-1791), Hardman (1792-1878), Mary (1794-), Richard (1796-), Ann (1798-) and Jane (1800-1883). Youngest daughter Jane married George Hall Lawrence (q.v.) in Liverpool in 1831.

Further Information


Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
T & W Earle & Co.
General overseas merchant  
Blundell's Collieries
Coal, iron and marble  

Physical (1)

Country house
Spekelands [Built] 
description →
Spekelands, new house built by Thomas Earle on the outskirts of Liverpool land he had bought in 1805...
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Stephanie Barczewski Country Houses and the British Empire, 1700-1930 p....

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Notes →
Also business...
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law