Cumberbatch Family History

Thomas Daniel

Male 1730 - 1802  (72 years)


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  • Name Thomas Daniel  [1
    Born 1730  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Owner of shipping line Thomas Daniel Line  [1
    Occupation 1 Mincing Lane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Daniel and Son Headquarters 
    Occupation Est 1765  Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Founder of merchant bank Thomas Daniel and Son 
    • Taken over by The Colonial Bank (today Barclays Bank Plc) and the merchanting arm by Da Costas Ltd.
    Reference Number 0012122 
    Died 1802  [1
    Person ID I12122  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Family Eleanor Neil,   b. 1737,   d. 1774  (Age 37 years) 
    Notes 
    • Two sons and two daughters. [1]
    Children 
     1. Thomas Daniel,   b. 16 Sep 1762, St Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr 1854 and Jun 1854, Bristol Registration District, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Anne Daniel
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1730 - Barbados Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Thomas Daniel and Son Headquarters - - 1 Mincing Lane, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Founder of merchant bank Thomas Daniel and Son - Est 1765 - Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Daniel 1730-1802

      Born in Barbados, he was a successful businessman and he founded, in Bridgetown, circa 1765, the merchant banking firm of Thomas Daniel and Son. The firm bought sugar from plantations and shipped it to England, where they sold it, crediting the money thus gained to the plantation concerned. After some years of doing this he noticed that the English shipping line was making more money than he was, so he went to England with his family and arrived in Bristol with the view to buying the shipping line. To do this, he needed a bank account, so he went into the nearest bank, which was called Ames, Cave & Co, and became a lifelong friend of one of the partners John Cave.

      Eventually John Cave’s eldest son, Stephen Cave, married Thomas’s daughter Anne Daniel and Thomas’s eldest son also called Thomas Daniel married John Cave’s daughter Susanna, Thomas Daniel Junior eventually became Lord Mayor of Bristol, and also became the owner of Sunbury and Four Square Plantations in St Philip.

      After some years of successful business in Bristol during which time Thomas Daniel Senior purchased the shipping line and renamed it the Thomas Daniel Line. He then discovered that he could make more money if he moved to London, which he did, and the head office of Thomas Daniel and Son was located in No. 1 Mincing Lane in the City of London.

      Thomas Daniel & Son continued to operate until about 1886 when, due to the lack of interest shown in the firm by subsequent generations of Daniels, it went bankrupt, and in Barbados the banking arm was taken over by The Colonial Bank (today Barclays Bank Plc) and the merchanting arm by Da Costas Ltd. Today the Daniel family still lives in England near the town of Taunton in the county of Somerset. Thomas married Eleanor Neil (1737-1774) the daughter of a West Indies Proprietor and they had two sons and two daughters.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12948] St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados Family History Information Leaflet, (St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados by Lt Col. Stephen Cave).