William Augustus Johnson

1778 - 26th Oct 1863

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Lieutenant-General, awarded the compensation with others for Vernons estate in Antigua as asssignees of an annuity: the men were possibly trustees.  Given in the compensation records as W.A. Johnson, but identifiable through his Witham-on-the-Hill address (also given in the records) as William Augustus Johnson.  

  1. Will of William Augustus Johnson, a Lieutenant-General in the Army, of Wytham on the Hill, who died 26/10/1863, proved 06/05/1864, effects under £4000 resworn September 1864 at under £8000.

  2. Col. W. A. Johnson of Witham Lincolnshire's daughter Jane married 1859 John William Cheney Ewart (1834-1865), grandson of William Ewart of Liverpool; William Cheney Ewart left £140,000 on his death.  

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 324 (Vernon's).

  1. National Probate Calendar 1864.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1865/34.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
W. A. Johnson
Spouse
Lucy Foster
Children
At least 9 children
Will

£4000 at probate, resworn at Stamp Office September 1864 at £8000

Wealth at death
£8,000
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (1)

£4,906 5S 5D
Awardee (Assignee)

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
Whig 
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Boston Lincolnshire
1820 - 1826
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Oldham Lancashire
1837 - 1847

Addresses (1)

Witham on the Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England