Thomas Porter III

1814 - 6th Jan 1897


  1. Will of Thomas Porter of Erlegh Whiteknights near Reading died 06/01/1897 proved 17/02/1897 effects £252,794 11s 10d. This Thomas Porter, 'Thomas Porter III', was the grandson of Thomas Porter I and the son of Thomas Porter II who received slave compensation and gave his estates to Thomas III in 1845. Thomas III married Charlotte Wolseley of Antigua and was a member of the Court of Policy in the 1840s and 1850s, returning to Britain c. 1860. He sold Rockbeare House in 1859. He funded the Porter Institute, a working mens' club, in Church Road Earley in 1895-6.

  2. Thomas Porter III (1814-1897) (Eton, matriculating at Oriel Oxford 09/06/1831 aged 17) was married in George Town Demerara 07/10/1840 to Charlotte Elizabeth, eldest daughter of W.B. Wolseley Esq. Thomas Porter's (1814-97) second surviving son George was rector of Lympstone and Rackenford in Devon, then Littleton Middlesex.


  1. National Probate Calendar 1897; Earley Environmental Group Newsletter No. 18, December 2009 p. 1 and p. 5 (research by John Platt).

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1715-1886 [database online]; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 169 (1841) p. 90.

We are grateful to Peter Wingfield-Digby for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Charlotte Elizabeth Wolseley
Wealth at death
£252,794 11S 10D

Relationships (5)

Nephew → Uncle
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Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle