Charles Armstrong

1776 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


West India merchant, son of John and Margaret Armstrong, partner with his brother William Armstrong in Armstrong & Bazalgette (q.v.), awardee for enslaved persons on estates in Westmoreland as creditor of Anthony Gilbert Storer (q.v.).

  1. Married Jane Man at St Pancras 16/04/1827: "Charles Armstrong of this Parish Batchelor and Jane Man of the Parish of Saint James Clerkenwell a widow, married by license", witnesses Thomas Armstrong and John O. Cobb[?].

  2. Living at Calthorp Street, St Pancras, London, for the baptism of two sons in 1830 and 1831: "John son of Charles & Jane Armstrong, Calthorpe Street, merchant, said to be born 21st Aug 1827, baptised 5th Oct 1830"; "Charles son of Charles & Jane Armstrong, Calthorpe Street, merchant, born 26 Oct 1831."

  3. 1841 census: 5 Calthorpe Street, St Pancras, Chas Armstrong, age 65, Mercht, not born in county; living with Jane Armstrong, age 40, not born in county, and Mary Mann, age 18, born in Middlesex. 1851 census: 4 Duncan Place, Islington, Charles Armstrong, age 75, widower, West India merchant in Drugs, born East Indies British subject; living with son Charles aged 19 (clerk to West India merchant) and daughter Mary Ann aged 23. Inferred year of birth for Mary Ann Armstrong: 1828.

  4. Partner with his brother William in the West India merchants C. & W. Armstrong (q.v.) and, later, with Louis Bazalgette in the firm Armstrong and Bazalgette (q.v.). By 1809, Anthony Gilbert Storer (q.v.) was in debt to C. & W. Armstrong for £6000, the total value of his estates in Jamaica, and Charles Bazalgette claims the compensation for enslaved persons from Ann Katherine Storer (q.v.), the widow of Anthony Gilbert Storer.

  5. Joseph Brown, a barrister whose descendants were key figures in the development of Linklaters well into the 20th century, began his career as a clerk with Armstrong & Co. West India merchants c. 1827-1829.


T71/871 Westmoreland claim nos. 83, 259, 272, 396, 472, 662.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  3. 1841 census online; 1851 census online.

  4. See Jean Debney 'The Letter Book of Anthony Gilbert Storer, 1809-10', Protect Purley: Newsletter October 1995 claim no. 39. Peter Fullerton, 'The Storers of Purley Park' (privately printed), reference supplied by Charles Bazalgette.

  5. Bedwell, C. E. A., and Judy Slinn. "Brown, Joseph (1809–1902), barrister." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 17 Jan. 2020.

We are grateful for the assistance of Charles Bazalgette in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Man
John (1827-), Mary Ann (1828-), Charles (1831-)
West India merchant

Associated Claims (6)

£1,744 0s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£1,877 4s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£1,855 10s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,059 11s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,608 5s 3d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£2,567 12s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Associated Estates (3)

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
- 26/05/1829 [ED] → Mortgage Holder
26/05/1829 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Charles Armstrong
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)


Addresses (3)

4 Duncan Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
Calthorpe Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, London, Middlesex, London, England