Postans, Thomas
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(born c. 1780 Baptised 29 December 1780 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, parents Richard and Mary - died 1845)

Local connection
Lived locally and Signed the Lee Petition in 1814

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Biography
Thomas was Sir Francis Baring’s Butler and Steward. He later managed Manor Farm for Sir Thomas Baring. In 1816 Sir Thomas Baring suggested that he was appointed Steward at the United Service Club in London. In 1825 he was appointed to the Royal Household as Steward of the Officers' Mess in the Guard Room at St James' Palace. He held this position under the reigns of George IV and William IV. Thomas returned again to Lee, where he was churchwarden 1835 – 1843.

He had 2 wives, Agatha Tulen (c.1781 – 1816) married 11 October 1803 at Bremhill, Wiltshire [see Sarum Marriage Licence Bonds] and Nancy Holmes (c. 1780 – 1868) married 3 April 1817 at Bremhill, Wiltshire .

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Thomas was buried at St Margaret's, Lee in 10 May 1845 in a brick grave with his 2nd wife. The monumental inscription reads "sacred to the memory off Thomas Postans Esqre of this parish who departed this life the 5th of May 1845 aged 65 Also of Nancy second wife of the above who departed this life the 21st July 1868 aged 88".

Sources:
Details of Mary Postans, daughter English Contralto and her parents can be found at http://www.momh.org.uk/exhibitions-detail.php?cat_id=5&prod_id=306 (copy held in Ephemera folder in LHAC)

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