Langford Millington

???? - 1807


Biography

'Planter-scientist', owner of Millingtons on St Vincent as well as unnamed and as yet fully unidentified estates on Barbados (but including the River estate), all of which he left to his nephew Thomas Crookenden (q.v.). Langford Millington was probably the 'Millington' shown as the original purchaser of the two parcels of 60 and 112 acres on St Vincent (Lots Nos. 42 and 43) that became Millington's estate, and one of the 'Millingtons' who purchased Lots Nos. 3 and 4 of 51 and 91 acres; Langford Millington also appeared as the original purchaser of 180 acres as Lot No. 3 in St Peter Dominica.

  1. Langford Millington was apprenticed to Charles Wheeler of Basinghall Street merchant, 03/10/1753.

  2. Buried at St Marylebone 18/05/1807. Will of Langford Millington of Berners Street St Marylebone (made in 1802) was proved 10/06/1807. He rehearsed the settlement on his present wife Eleanor of £500 p.a. secured on his estate called Rushford in Suffolk, and added £100 p.a., and secured both tranches on his Barbados estates as well as Rushford. He left £2000 to his wife and £1000 to her father. The rest of his estate he left to his issue if any: absent those, he left £100 to his nephew in law [?] Nathan Lucas, £3000 to his beloved niece Margaret Gibbons, an annuity of £50 p.a. to his sister-in-law Elizabeth Warner, and the remainder to his beloved nephew Thomas Crookenden.

  3. Under an indenture of 31/03/1770 Dr Patrick Connor mortgaged to Langford Millington 51 acres of land in St David and 11 named enslaved people to secure the £500 he owed to Millington; and under an indenture of 01/07/1769 John Edward Hamilton and his wife Anna mortgaged 100 acres in St David and 41 enslaved people to secure a debt of £4250 currency to Millington.


Sources

Simon D. Smith, 'Slavery's Heritage Footprint: links between British country houses and St Vincent plantations, 1814-1834', in Madge Dresser & Andrew Hann (eds.) Slavery and the British Country House (2013) pp. 57-68, at p. 65; Charles Shephard, An Historical account of the Island of St Vincent (1831) Appendix XX 'References to the Plan of the Island, as Published by John Byres in 1776'; John Byres, References to a plan of the island of Dominica as surveyed from the year 1765 and 1773 p. 28.

  1. Ancestry.com, UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811 [database online].

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisma, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; PROB 11/1463/113.

  3. Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-25 pp. 121-123; ibid pp. 123-127.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
(1) Mary Maria Warren; (2) Eleanor Shermer

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
- 1807 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (3)

Founder member
London Fever Hospital...... 
notes →
Langford Millington appears as one of Vice-Presidents (with the Bishop of Durham Lord Sheffield, Walter Farquhar and William Wilberforce) of a new London institution to address contagious fevers,...
Subscriber
Royal Institution...... 
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Langford Millington was one of the 147 original Proprietors of the Royal Institution, with hereditary membership, Prospectus of the Royal Institution (1800), Appendix,...
Fellow
Royal Society...... 

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Crookenden was also Millington's residuary heir, inheriting Rushford and estates in Barbados and probably on St Vincent. ...
Mortgagee → Mortgagor

Addresses (1)

Berners Street, London, Middlesex, London, England