John Townson of Grays Inn

???? - 1797


John Townson of London, London merchant and MP, co-financed the development of the Belleaire estate of James Mackie (q.v.) in exchange for a half-interest in the estate. He had been a Director of the East India Co.

  1. Will of John Townson of Grays Inn proved 18/03/1797. He left in trust an annuity of £500 p.a. to Mrs Sarah Belcher (which in two codicils he tried to clarify as in fact £250 p.a.), together with his leasehold house at 18 Charlotte Street Bedford Square, and his residuary estate to John Stuart of Hampstead (q.v.).

Sources; McGilvary, George Kirk (1990). 'East India patronage and the political management of Scotland 1720-1774', PhD thesis The Open University pp. 183, 376.

  1. PROB 11/1288/72.

Further Information


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
1768 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

East India Co.
East India merchant  
notes →
Director 1781-3, 1785-8, 1790-3,...

Political (1)

election →
Milborne Port Somerset
1780 - 1787

Relationships (1)

Testator → Legatee

Addresses (1)

18 Charlotte Street, Bedford Square, London, Middlesex, London, England