John Towgood

1757 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Banker in Clements Lane, the son of Matthew Towgood (q.v.) and Mary Mills (sister of John Mills of Great St Helens, City of London,q.v.), baptised Walthamstow[e] Essex 16/07/1757.

  1. Married Martha Rogers, the daughter of Thomas Rogers, 30/04/1792 at St Mary Islington, when he was described as of Walthamstow. Children Charles, George, Lucy and Samuel were baptised at four different London/Essex churches between 1800 and 1804: another daughter Maria appears marrying William Morgan the younger 04/04/1819 at St Mary Islington. She is described in the ODNB entry for the older William Morgan as 'the beautiful niece of Samuel Rogers.' The John Towgood a barrister not practising aged 62 in the 1861 census, living with his wife Mary P Towgood and being visited by Samuel Towgood a solicitor aged 56 is almost certainly another son. Will of John Towgood banker of Clements Lane City of London proved 19/04/1837.

  2. John Towgood was described as mortgagee-in-possession of Somersalls on St Kitts between 1817 and 1831, with various lessees and 'renters', including Stedman Rawlins and Jedediah Kerie Edmead; he claimed the compensation for unpaid purchase money, having apparently sold the estate to the latter in 1834.

Sources, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online].

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1918 [database online]; ODNB William Morgan (1750-1833) Actuary; PROB 11/1877.

  2., Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], St Kitts, 1822, 1828, 1831.

Further Information

Martha Rogers
John [?], Maria, Charles, George, Lucy, Samuel

Associated Claims (3)

£1,129 2s 0d
£5,402 13s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Attorney)
£1,626 10s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Attorney)

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
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
notes →
1. General Court of Proprietors called 1/6/1837 to elect a director in place of the late John Towgood...

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Clements Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Upper Bedford Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England