Clotworthy Upton 1st Baron Templetown

1721 - 1785


Biography

Irish landowner, and one of a group of owners of estates and enslaved people on Grenada and Dominica.

  1. Will of Rt Hon. Clotworthy Upton proved 20/05/1785. In the will, which deals largely with his estates in Ireland, he left his [unnamed] property in Grenada, including enslaved people, in trust for his wife for life and then instructed it to be sold and the proceeds divided among his children.

  2. In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada, and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey.


Sources

  1. PROB 11/1130. The will does not appear on TNA's index but was consulted on Ancestry.com, England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 [database online].

  2. The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, M196.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Lady Elizabeth Templetown

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
1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both.

1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both.


Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Paintings
Francesco Bartolozzi's print of Madona of 1769 now in the British Museum was based on a picture of Carlo Dolci owned by Clotworthy Upton, and is inscribed: "Carlo Dolci pincs: / J. Boydell... 
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Relationships (4)

Business associates
Business associates
Business associates
Business associates

Addresses (1)

Templetown, Co. Antrim, Ireland