Thomas Hughan

1760 - 1811


London West India merchant, slave trader and MP who had been resident in Kingston Jamaica for ten years in the 1790s. MP for East Retford 1806-1807 and Dundalk 1808-1811. His posthumous son also Thomas Hughan of Airds left £40,000 in 1879.

  1. Will of Thomas Hughan of City of London [and of North End Hampstead] proved 20/01/1812. In the will he mandated that his wife's annuity be secured first from his funds. He then left £3000 for a natural daughter Jane Hughan and £2000 for a natural daughter Margaret Hughan, £5000 to his sister and £1000 to John Murray, son of David Murray of Hornby House, with the remainder of his estate passing 'as the law directs.' Although he had made a will in Jamaica, there is no evidence of property in people in his English will.

Sources; National Probate Calendar 1879. There is genealogical material on Thomas Hughan and his family at [accessed 08/05/2017]. The TASTDB shows him as owner or co-owner in 21 voyages in the period 1799-1807.

  1. PROB 11/1529/259.

Further Information

Jean Milligan

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Deputy Chairman
West India Dock Co.
Dock Company  
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Deputy Chairman 1806 and...
West India Dock Co.
Dock Company  
Imperial Fire
Founding Committee Member
Imperial Fire
Name partner
Taylor, Renny & Hughan
West India merchant  

Political (1)

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East Retford Nottinghamshire
1806 - 1807
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Dundalk Louth
1808 - 1811

Relationships (2)

Testator → Executor
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David Murray of Hornby Hall was an executor of Thomas Hughan's will of 1811, under which among other bequests Hughan left £1000 to David Murray's son John Murray. Under his own will David Murray...
Business partners

Addresses (1)

North End, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, London, England