William Johnstone

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


See separate entry for Elizabeth Scarth, sister of William Johnstone. William Johnstone was shown as the owner of Granton and Boisjency estates on Grenada who was advanced £10,000 by the British state to re-establish the estates in two instalments, £2000 28/11/1795 and £8000 04/04/1797. William Johnstone also appeared as the potential recipient of the estates of the bankrupt Francis Henderson in Grenada in 1800.

  1. Will of William Johnstone of [Grenada at present at] the Percy Hotel Rathbone Place City of Westminster [made in 1816] proved 04/03/1836. He left all his real and personal estate in Grenada to his sister Elizabeth Scarth, widow of Capt. scratch, subject to legacies of £1000 to William Johnstone of Blackheath Hill Academy; £500 to Thomas Herbert of New Burlington Street; and £300 to Mrs Rowland Maltby. [Thomas Herbert and Rowland Maltby had been among the guarantors of William Johnstone's loan from the British state in 1795].


Journals of the House of Commons 55 (1799-1800) 424 (Eighteenth Parliament of Great Britain: fourth session (24 September 1799 - 29 July 1800)) Report On Mr. McDowall's Petition, &c. &c. p. 30; London Gazette 15296 23/09/1800 p. 1114.

  1. PROB 11/1859/158.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm. Johnstone

Associated Claims (1)

£1,830 3s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

Brother → Sister