Timothy Hare Altabon Earle

1779 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the La Greet and Ogee estate on St Kitts. Son of Timothy Hare Earle of Swallowfield [d. 1816] and grandson of Timothy Earle [q.v., d. 1787].

  1. Timothy Hare Earle of Moor Place Hertfordshire bought the manor of Swallowfield from Sylvanus Bevan in 1788. He died in 1816 and was succeeded by his son Timothy Hare Altabon Earle who sold the manor to Sir Henry Russell bart.

  2. Timothy Hare [Altabon] Earle, son of Timothy of Sunning Berkshire, matriculated Trinity Oxford 28/01/1799 aged 19. [His father, Timothy (Hare) Earle, the son of Timothy Earle of Totnes Devon, had matriculated Hertford College Oxford 09/05/1755 aged 17; BA 1759, MA 1761]. Marriage of Timothy Hare Earle of Rickmansworth with Ann Biscoe 24/09/1772 at Heston Hounslow. Will of Timothy Earle of Rickmansworth Hertfordshire 30/06/1787. There is a memorial in St Mary's Church Rickmansworth to Timothy Earle of Moor Park who died 1737 [sic = 1787] aged 80 and his son Timothy Hare Earle, who died 25/06/1816 aged 79.

  3. Mary Anne Earle (1774-1826), daughter of Timothy Hare Earle of Swallowfield Berkshire [and sister therefore of Timothy Hare Altabon Earle], married Rev. George Thomas Tyndale in 1809: their oldest son William Earle Tyndale assumed the name Biscoe in 1866.

  4. Timothy Hare Earle of Moor Place Herts., was the son of Timothy Earle, Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber to George II by his wife Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas Trist of Bowden Devon, and grandson of Edward Earle of Totnes by his wife Mary, sister and co-heiress with Timothy Hare of St Kitts. Timothy Hare Earle was born Totnes 1737 and in 1772 married Ann Biscoe only daughter of Elisha Biscoe of Spring Grove Middlesex: the couple had 2 sons including Timothy Hare Altabon and 3 daughters including Mary Anne. Timothy Hare Earle died 01/06/1816 aged 79. His son Timothy Hare Altabon Earle succeeded to Swallowfield being 37 years of age and unmarried. In 1821 THA Earle was High Sheriff of Berkshire, and turned down a request from Lord Folkestone and 35 freeholders to convene a meeting in favour of Queen Caroline. 'The Earles are said to have "lived in very grand style" at Swallowfield, but in consequence of the depreciation of West Indian property, Mr T.H.A. Earle became considerably impoverished and sold Swallowfield in 1824, removing to a dower house he possessed in Wokingham called "The Elms". He died there unmarried in 1836, and was buried at Holton, which had become the property of his mother on the death of her brother Elisha Biscoe in 1830 when she assumed the name of Biscoe. At her death the Holton estate passed successively into the hands of her three daughters Mrs Tyndale, Elizabeth and Frances Earle, all of whom took the name of Biscoe.'

  5. Earle's death is confirmed by an entry in the memoir of his sister, Frances Laetitia Earle (she later assumed the name of Biscoe) who writes: "1836, June, death of Hare at Wokingham; buried in the vault at Holton 7th July 1836." His name is on the family memorial plaque in the parish church at Holton.


T71/879 St Kitts Nos. 93 & 95.

  1. 'Parishes: Swallowfield', A History of the County of Berkshire: volume 3 (1923), pp. 267-274. http://www.british.history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43215 [accessed 29/01/2012].

  2. Oxford University Alumni 1715-1886 Vol. II; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/1154.; Guide to Hertfordshire, by An Old Inhabitant (1880), http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/data/places/places-r/rickmansworth/rickmansworth-church.htm [accessed 29/01/2012].

  3. Burke's Landed Gentry 1952 pp. 190-1.

  4. [Constance], Lady Russell, 'Swallowfield and its Owners', [Part 2] Quarterly Journal pp. 186-194, http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/arch-787-1/dissemination/pdf/BAASJ03_PDFs/BAASJ03_A54_russell.pdf [accessed 29/01/2012]. The articles were published as a book in 1901 (London: Longman, Green & Co., 1901).

  5. Email from Marilyn Yurdan 15/06/2015 sourced to Manuscript memoir in the Oxfordshire History Centre, copies of which are with the family and in the Holton estate archives at Wheatley Park School.

We are grateful to Marilyn Yurdan for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Timothy H. A. Earle
Trinity (Oxford) [1799 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£2,388 12s 4d
£1,217 4s 8d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (2)

Swallowdale, Berkshire, Central England, England
The Elms, Wokingham, Berkshire, Central England, England