Charles Lawrence

1776 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded a share of the the compensation for the Fairfield estate in St James Jamaica, and almost certainly the same man as the recipient of part of the compensation for the Retirement estate in Westmoreland.

  1. Born 1776 Albemarle Street died 1853, of Mossley Hall Liverpool.  Son of Richard James Lawrence (c. 1745-1830) and Mary daughter of Thomas Hall of Kirkpatrick and Worcester Jamaica, and grandson of Colonel James Lawrence (c. 1709-1756) custos of St James. Married Rose D'Aguilar in 1800 (d. 1857).  Father of George Hall Lawrence (q.v.).  

  2. Mayor of Liverpool 1823/4, 'merchant of Fairfield and Mossley Hill near Liverpool', left £70,000 on his death.

  3. Lawrence Road, Liverpool 15, was named after him.


T71/873 St James no. 52; T71/871 Westmoreland no. 681.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 5, pp. 121-132, Lawrence of Jamaica, 'drawn up from family papers at Cowesfield House'. Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1659-1812: record for George Hall Lawrence (born 12/01/1802).

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference MS 1869/51 George Hall Lawrence.

  3., [accessed 18/10/2010]

Further Information

Rose d'Aguilar
George Hall Lawrence, Rev. Cha Washington Lawrence (1805-1861), Sir Arthur Johnstone Lawrence (?-1894/5)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£3,499 15S 4D

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (6)

Railway Investment
Birmingham and Oxford Junction [184629]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsbury and Grand Junction [1845172]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsburt, Wolverhampton, and South Staffordshire Junction (Coalbrookdale Branch) [1846461]  
Railway Investment
Chester, Manchester and Liverpool Junction [184528]  
Railway Investment
Liverpool and Manchester [184599]  

Relationships (7)

Father → Son
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England