John Willing Warren

1771 - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


London lawyer, executor with Henry Samuel Eyre (q.v.) of Godschall Johnson, in which capacity the two men received the compensation for the enslaved people on Nantons estate in Antigua. His father, Peter Warren, had been a partner with John Julius Angerstein (q.v.) as an insurance broker.

  1. Son of Peter Warren of London gent. Matriculated St John's College Oxford 11/02/1786 aged 15, fellow Oriel College, BA 1789, MA 1792. Barrister-at-law Inner Temple 1798, later a charity commissioner. Married Frances Steers at St John Hampstead 1809. In 1851 John Willing Warren aged 80 retired barrister was living with his wife Frances aged 61 and sons Alfred (25) and Frederic (22) at The Grove, St Pancras. Will of John Willing Warren of The Grove Kentish Town proved 10/04/1854.

  2. John Willing Warren was a friend of James and Henry Austen, the brothers of Jane Austen and reportedly an admirer of hers in the 1790s.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 2 (Nantons). The will of Peter Warren of Strand Middlesex proved 15/01/1812 [PROB 11/1529/127] showed his son as John Willing Warren and included legacies to friends at Lloyd's Coffee House.

  1. Oxford Alumni;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1851 census online PROB 11/2190.

  2. George Holbert Tucker, Jane Austen the woman: some biographical insights (New York: St Martin's Press, 1994), which gives Warren's life dates as (1771-?1830).

Further Information

Frances Steers
5 daughters, 5 sons
Oxford (St John's, Oriel) [1786-1789 ]
Legal Education
Inner Temple [1798 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£852 0s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Addresses (1)

The Grove, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, London, England