Joseph Liggins

1792 - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant, executor of John Adams Wood (the 'owner' of Mary Prince) and electoral polemicist on behalf of the Codrington family, for whom he acted as consignee. Also counterclaimed unsuccessfully for Old Road estate in Antigua as a judgement creditor.

  1. Joseph Liggins of Addison Road Kensington aged 68 was buried at Kensal Green All Souls 29/06/1860; Joseph Liggins, son of William and Hannah Liggins, was baptised at St Marylebone 01/05/1792 (born Dec. 25 1791).

  2. Letters of Administration of the estate of Joseph Liggins of Homers Villa and Willoughby Bay Antigua granted 03/12/1860 to Henry Liggins of 3 Ladbrook [sic] Square the son and residuary legatee, effects under £12,000.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 16 (Rigby Estate), 52 (Collen's Estate), 87 (Manning's Estate), 282 (Old Road), 397 (Richmond & Howard's) and 486 (Little Sion (?), Belfast division).

  1., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] (the will of Anthony Browne(q.v.) identifies Joseph Liggins of Addison Road as a West India merchant);, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. National Probate Calendar Administrations 1860.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
J. Liggins

Associated Claims (6)

£278 1S 9D
Awardee (Administrator)
£1,452 17S 5D
£1,008 12S 7D
Awardee (Administrator)
£1,691 11S 10D
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£4,525 7S 8D
£1,740 3S 11D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Joseph Liggins & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

37 Mincing Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England