Thomas Naghten

1783 - 12th Mar 1832


The executors of Thomas Naghten claimed a share of the compensation in two awards in British Guiana, for the Canefields and Columbia plantations.

  1. Identified elsewhere as Charles McGarel's attorney in British Guiana (see Hall, McGarel). Thomas Naghten's son, also Thomas (c. 1818-1865, and baptised Marylebone 16 Jun 1818) was a partner in Bosanquet & Naghten, successor to Hall, McGarel, and left personalty £45,000 at death in 1865. Another of the elder Thomas Naghten's sons was Arthur Robert Naghten b. 1829, MP for Winchester 1874-1880, who owned Blighmont, Millbrook Southampton and left £76,871 8s 10d (resworn from £85,504 18s 10d) in 1881.  

  2. Thomas Naghten the elder was probably the Thomas Naghten who was appointed Aide de Camp to the Governor in British Guiana in 1810. His wife, Maria Lang, whom he married in Marylebone 19 May 1814 was the eldest daughter of Robert Lang and Maria Lang (q.v.) of Moor-Park Farnham.

  3. Will of Thomas Naghten of Crofton House, Titchfield Hampshire proved 30/05/1832. His executors and trustees were Charles McGarel (q.v.) and his mother-in-law Maria Lang (q.v.), the latter substituted for two others, one of whom was John Innes of Copthall Buildings and the other is decipherable as Spencer Mackay (q.v.). Thomas Naghten left his estates to his wife for life and children. He instructed his executors to give first refusal to his partners on the sale of his interests in plantations in Demerara.


  1. [accessed 13/08/2012]; National Probate Calendar 1865 and 1881.

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]; Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 84, Part 1 (1814), p. 621.

  3. PROB 11/1800/155 [indexed under Thomas Naghlen]

Further Information

Maria Edith Jane Lang (daughter of Robert Lang of Moor-Park, Farnham)
Thomas Naghten (died 18 June 1865) (2nd son); Arthur Robert Naghten MP

Associated Claims (2)

£18,195 0S 8D
Previous owner (not making a claim)
£17,896 4S 5D
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (5)

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] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Other

Between the 1817 and 1820 registrations, 96 enslaved people on Stowe in Dominica (practically the whole enslaved population of the estate) were purchased by Thomas Naghten and shipped to Demerara.

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Crofton House [Purchased] 
description →
Grade II late Georgian house, demolished c. 1975 after a...
notes →
Sold by the Naghtens c....

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Crofton House, Titchfield, Hampshire, Wessex, England