John Towgood

1757 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


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 was described as mortgagee-in-possession of Somersalls on St Kitts between 1817 and 1831, with various lessees and 'renters', including Stedman Rawlins and Jedediah Kerie Edmead; he claimed the compensation for unpaid purchase money, having apparently sold the estate to the latter in 1834.

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

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

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

Further Information

Martha Rogers
John [?], Maria, Charles, George, Lucy, Samuel

Associated Claims (1)

£1,129 2S 0D

Associated Estates (1)

1817 - 1831 → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
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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