Thomas Foster Barham

1766 - 1844


Biography

London West India merchant, partner in Plummer & Barham until 1802.

  1. Thomas Foster Barham is in the ODNB as 'writer'; there are also entries for four of Thomas Foster Barham's sons. The entry for Thomas Foster Barham says 'he became associated with the mercantile house of Plummer' (q.v.) but makes no allusion to slavery or to Jamaica in his case - it does give his brother Joseph Foster Barham as 'slave-owner and politician'; three entries for his sons describe the father as 'musician and writer' or 'writer' and in one case as 'of independent means.'

  2. Will of Thomas Foster Barham of Leskinnick near Penzance proved 06/05/1844.

Sources

  1. Cooper, Thompson. 2016 "Barham, Thomas Foster (1766–1844), writer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Nov. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1377; Brooke, Justin. 2004 "Barham, Charles Foster (1804–1884), physician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Nov. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1372; Taylor, Anne. 2004 "Barham, Francis Foster [known as Alist Francis Barham] (1808–1871), transcendentalist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Nov. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1373; Webb, R. K. 2004 "Barham, Thomas Foster (1794–1869), physician and classical scholar." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Nov. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1378; Cooper, Thompson. 2004 "Barham, William Foster (1802–1845), writer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 Nov. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1379.

  2. PROB 11/1998/28


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Partner
Plummer & Barham
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (4)

Brothers
Brothers
Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Leskinnick, Penzance, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England