Elizabeth Lucretia Thomas (née Welch)

1774 - 21st Jan 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on the Hyde estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica with her husband Sir William Lewis George Thomas and her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Robert Lewis Fitzgerald (all of whom q.v.).

  1. Elizabeth Lucretia Welch married William Lewis George Thomas at Melcombe Regis 28/05/1801. Born 1774, married Sir William Lewis George Thomas, 4th Bart., of Dale Park, Sussex, at Dorchester in 1815. Died 21/01/1848 age 74, buried at Radipole, Dorset. Abode on bural record given as Melcombe Regis.


St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 294; memorial from William Lewis George Thomas and Robert Lewis Fitzgerald 09/04/1835: their wives were daughters of Richard Welch esq. formerly Chief Justice, Hyde estate left by will for payment of legacies of £2500 each to his younger children after payment of annuity to widow (who died in 1813). A son, also Richard, died in 1809. A third daughter Flavell [?= Favel] died intestate, her remaining sisters each shared £500 of her portion; the youngest daughter Georgina died unmarried, so her property went equally to 2 surviving sisters. So each had £4500, received interest at 5% until 1831, since then arrears have accumulated.

  1. Ancestry.com, Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. Children are from Debrett's Baronetage 1840 p. 542.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Elizabeth Thomas (wife of George Thomas)
William Lewis George Thomas
Sophia; George; Eliza; Helen; William; Montague

Associated Claims (1)

£2,660 0s 11d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1809 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (11)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband
Aunt → Nephew
Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, Wessex, England
Dale Park, Madehurst, Sussex, South-east England, England