Admiral Sir Edmund Nagle

1757 - 14th Mar 1830

Claimant or beneficiary


Naval officer, mortgagee of Boarded Hall estate in Barbados which was owned by his stepson George Blackman (alias George Harnage, q.v.); his executors and trustees were awarded compensation for ownership of enslaved persons on that estate.

  1. Born in Bloomfield, County Cork, Ireland, probably the son of Edmund Nagle senior (?-1763). After his father's death he was under the care of his father's brother Garret Nagle and his father's first cousin Edmund Burke (1729-1797). Joined the Navy in 1770 and was knighted for action against the French frigate Révolutionnaire in 1794. Married Mary, widow of John Lucie Blackman in 1798. Became Governor of Newfoundland in 1813. A close friend of George IV. Died without issue, and reportedly left his estate to his wife and to his sister Mary.

  2. Will of Sir Edmund Nagle Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet of East Mousley [sic] Surrey [made in 1825] proved 05/05/1830. In the will, despite the report of his estate above, he left annuities of £400 p.a. each to his wife Dame Mary Nagle and his sister Mary Nagle of Spring Vale Cork and the residue of his estate to Garrett Nagle and Christopher [Richard] Nugent (both of whom q.v.).


T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3653 (Boarded Hall).

  1. J. K. Laughton, ‘Nagle, Sir Edmund (1757–1830)’, rev. A. W. H. Pearsall, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004); online edition available at, [accessed 02/07/2012]. Obituary of Sir Edmund Nagle at Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 147, pp. 469-470.

  2. PROB 11/1771/275.

Further Information

Mary Blackman née Harnage
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£4,002 6s 9d
Beneficiary deceased

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
1826 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Nagle (who had died in 1830) had owned the mortgage on the property of Harnage.

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Canada: Newfoundland 

Relationships (4)

Second Husband → Wife
Testator → Executor
Testator → Executor
Step-father → Step-son

Addresses (3)

East Molesey, Surrey, South-east England, England
Bloomfield, Co. Cork, Ireland
25 Craven Street, London, Middlesex, London, England