Thomas Smith of Hadley

???? - 1798


Biography

Mortgagee of Providence plantation (in which he was identified as of Hadley) and probably also of Pearl Estate (in which he was shown only as Thomas Smith), both in Grenada. He was probably the man whose will was proved of Evesham in 1798.

  1. The Smith family of Hadley were the children of Thomas Smith, a London merchant (d. 1744), and Culling Horne, daughter of the governor of Bombay. The eldest son, Thomas, died of Evesham leaving two daughters. His brother Culling was made the first Smith (later Eardley) baronet in 1802.

Sources

Mortgage in fee from Alexander Winniett and Rose Birot Defont Pertins, his wife, of Grenada, and Edmund Proudfoot of Lincolns Inn Fields and Thomas Proudfoot of Grenada (mortgagees of above under deed of 1765) to Thomas Smith of Hadley (Middlx.), of Providence Plantation (103 quarries or 329 acres), in St. David's parish of Grenada lying between the rivers called Petit Marquis and Grand Marquis, with negro slaves (named in schedule). For £4000, 05/01/1769, and Reconveyance 18/12/1771, Hampshire Archives and Local Studies 5M50/2702, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/4e99875e-f88b-4073-a111-28b10cfeb814 [accessed 25/09/2018]

  1. John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage (6th edition, 1839) p. 961.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Estates (3)

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
30/07/1772 [SD] - → Mortgage Holder

Mortgage for Securing £9000 and interest. On 30/07/1772 Edmund and Thomas Proudfoot sell Thomas Smith 'Flavigny, Mount Loria and Bellair, now generally known as the Pearl Estate.' LBS has inferred this to have been Thomas Smith of Hadley, who was mortgagee of another estate and enslaved people in Grenada at this time, Providence.

1769 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
30/07/1772 [SD] - → Mortgage Holder

Mortgage for Securing £9000 and interest. On 30/07/1772 Edmund and Thomas Proudfoot sell Thomas Smith 'Flavigny, Mount Loria and Bellair, now generally known as the Pearl Estate.' LBS has inferred this to have been Thomas Smith of Hadley, who was mortgagee of another estate and enslaved people in Grenada at this time, Providence.


Relationships (1)

Brothers