John Morant V

1755 - 1794


Son of Edward Morant MP (d. 1791, q.v.), half-brother of Edward Morant Gale (q.v.) and father of John Morant VI (q.v.).

  1. Will of John Morant of Brockenhurst [made 02/12/1791] proved 15/04/1794. He left to his wife his leasehold houses at Manchester Square and Ditton in Surrey, and gave her the right to live at his house in Park Lane where his father had resided (the Brockenhurst estate in Hampshire and the West India estates and enslaved people had been entailed by his father Edward and did not form part of his own property). He left his son John £20,000 at 21 and his wife an annuity of £2000 p.a., which he stipulated in a Memorandum also dated 02/12/1791 should be reduced to £1000 if she remarried. In a codicil of 1792 he said he had utilised a power under the will of his father to execute a deed securing an annuity of £1200 p.a. to his wife on his Jamaica estates, and reduced the annuity under the will to £800 p.a. He made his residuary heirs his younger sons Edward and George.


  1. PROB 11/1244/145.

Further Information

Elizabeth Mary Julius
John III; Edward; George
Oxford (University College) [1773 ]

Associated Estates (8)

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
1791 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1795 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Previous owner
1793 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as one of the estates of John Morant but in fact this and other estates were entailed.

1793 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner
1793 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
The Manor House, Ringwood [Purchased] 
description →
Grade II* manor house, early 18th modified in the 19th, on the estate purchased by John Morant II in 1792 or 1794, and left by John Morant III to his son Hay Richards Morant in...
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Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Son → Father
Father → Son
Grandson → Grandmother
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Brockenhurst House, Mill Lane, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, Wessex, England