John Towgood

1757 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Banker in Clements Lane, possibly the son of Matthew Towgood and Mary Mills (daughter of John Mills). If so, baptised Walthamstow[e] Essex 16/07/1757.

  1. Married Martha Rogers, the daughter of Thomas Rogers, 30/04/1792 at St Mary Islington, when he was described as of Walthamstow. Children Charles, George, Lucy and Samuel were baptised at four different London/Essex churches between 1800 and 1804: another daughter Maria appears marrying William Morgan the younger 04/04/1819 at St Mary Islington. She is described in the ODNB entry for the older William Morgan as 'the beautiful niece of Samuel Rogers.' The John Towgood a barrister not practising aged 62 in the 1861 census, living with his wife Mary P Towgood and being visited by Samuel Towgood a solicitor aged 56 is almost certainly another son. Will of John Towgood banker of Clements Lane City of London proved 19/04/1837.

  2. John Towgood is described as mortgagee-in-possession in 1828 and 1831 when Jedediah Kerie Edmead registered the enslaved people as the lessee of John Towgood, and 1822 when Stedman Rawlins was the 'renter' of John Towgood.

Sources

Ancestry.com, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online].

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; Ancestry.com, England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1918 [database online]; ODNB William Morgan (1750-1833) Actuary; PROB 11/1877.

  2. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], St Kitts, 1822, 1828, 1831.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Martha Rogers
Children
John [?], Maria, Charles, George, Lucy, Samuel
Occupation
Banker

Associated Claims (1)

£1,129 2S 0D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
 
Director
 
notes →
1. General Court of Proprietors called 1/6/1837 to elect a director in place of the late John Towgood...

Addresses (2)

Clements Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Upper Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England