David Morice Johnston

1805 - 21st Feb 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


London solicitor, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on in St Dorothy Jamaica with others (including his partner Thomas Newman Farquhar) as trustees of the Bayley family (including Rev. W. H. Ricketts Bayley, q.v.).

  1. Will of David Morice Johnston late of 65 Moorgate Street in the City of London solicitor who died 21/2/1863 at 5 Somerset Street Portman Square proved 16/4/1863, efects under £35,000. In 1851 aged 46 born Scotland he was living with two servants at 27 Abingdon Street Westminster.


T71/853 St Dorothy no. 92. T71/1606 letter dated 28/11/1837: we the undersigned, the Rev WHRicketts Bayley of Hasleton nr Bristol clerk one of the residuary devisees and also as executor..under last will & testament of Alexander Bayley esq , and as agent for the other parties under the claim and David Morrice [sic] Johnston and Thomas Newman Farquhar atties for the Rev Lewis Bowerbank of the Island of Jamaica a counterclaim....hereby request you to appt the following persons as trustees of the comp money to be held by them subject to any award that you may make thereon : David Morrice [sic] Johnston of New Broad St., Gentleman; Thomas Newman Farquhar of the same place Gent; Benjamin Adam of Savage Gardens Merchant; John Henry Nelson of same place.

 1. National Probate Calendar 1863; 1851 census online.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
David Morrice Johnston
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£3,272 14S 7D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (8)

Railway Investment
Monmouthshire [1846371]  
Railway Investment
Welsh Midland [1846528]  
Railway Investment
East Coast [1846117]  
Railway Investment
Hull and Gainsborough [184587]  
Railway Investment
London, Salisbury and Yeovil Junction (Basingstoke to Yeovil) [1846285]  
Railway Investment
Shropshire Union Railway and Canal [1846466]  
Railway Investment
Direct Northern [1846104]  
Railway Investment
North Wales [1845153]  

Addresses (3)

27 Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England
Moorgate Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
New Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England