George Johnstone

1730 - 1787


Biography

Colonial governor, politician, naval officer, and MP.

  1. The will of George Johnstone of Taplow Buckinghamshire was proved 12/06/1787. The will did not mention property in Grenada, instead dealing with provision for his son John Lowther Johnstone and three natural sons, and for a natural daughter, Sophia.

Sources

< a href="http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/johnstone-george-1730-87">http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/johnstone-george-1730-87 [accessed 19/05/2018].

  1. PROB 11/1154/103.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Married but no further details
Oxford DNB Entry

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
1780 [EA] - → Owner

Given as 'Governor Johnstone'


Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
 
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Cockermouth Cumberland
1768 - 1774
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Appleby Westmoreland
1774 - 1780
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Lostwithiel Cornwall
1780 - 1784
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Ilchester Somerset
1786 - 1787

Relationships (3)

Brothers
Brothers
Brothers

Addresses (1)

Taplow, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England