David Murray

1750 - 1822

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner and planter who returned to Britain to live at Hornby House, Melling Co. Lancaster, and husband of Agnes Murray (q.v.).

  1. Will of David Murray of Melling Co. Lancaster proved 14/01/1823. In the will David Murray identified himself as of Hornby House, Melling and as the owner of Bath estate in Westmoreland: he had secured an annuity of £1000 p.a. to his wife Agnes on the estate and the enslaved people on it.


  1. PROB 11/1665/186; a death notice from the Gentleman's Magazine dated 03/11/1822 is transcribed at 'Hughan history from Kircudbright' http://hughankirkcudbright.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-does-david-murray-esquire-fit-in.html [accessed 29/03/2011].

Further Information

Agnes Murray
John (1798-)

Associated Claims (1)

£3,648 4S 1D
Other association

Associated Estates (5)

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
1800 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1800 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1806 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Manager
1806 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Manager

Relationships (5)

Executor → Testator
Notes →
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...
Husband → Wife
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Hornby Hall, Melling, Lancashire, North-west England, England