Godschall Johnson I

1745 - 1800


London financier, associate of John Julius Angerstein (q.v.), husband (as his second wife) of Mary Johnson (q.v.). His first wife was Elizabeth Hodges, daughter of Anthony Hodges II (q.v.) of Bolney Court. Godschall Johnson I's mother Elizabeth Anne nee Warner had inherited a share in Folly and Savannah from her father Col. Edward Warner: she married John Johnson of Blackheath.

  1. Will of Godschall Johnson of Putney Hill Surrey proved 25/06/1800. In the will he secured for his (second) wife Mary Johnson [nee Francis, daughter of Sir Philip Francis] an annuity of £800 p.a., made up of her entitlement under their marriage settlement of £600 p.a, and the interest on £3000, plus whatever additional sum was required from his estates in Antigua. The main beneficiary after providing for his other children was his oldest son also Godschall Johnson (q.v. under Godschall Johnson II).


  1. PROB 11/1343/263.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Hodges (2) Mary Francis
With (1) Godschall Johnson II; Ralph Boteler Johnson; Emily

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
1780 [EA] - 1800 [EY] → Owner
1767 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Joint owner
- 1834 [LA] → Not known

The background to Godschall Johnson's association with Nantons is still being investigated, but he appears to have been a creditor of the estate when it was owned by the Young family. His estate was shown as owner from 1832 onwards.

Relationships (9)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Anthony Hodges' daughter Elizabeth (c. 1756-1788) married Godschall Johnson I. In addition, Anthony Hodges II's brother Jeremiah married Sarah Johnson [c. 1743-1823], the sister of Godschall Johnson....
Notes →
Jeremiah Hodges married Godschall Johnson I's sister Sarah (c. 1743-1823). Godschall Johnson I was also Jeremiah Hodge's nephew by marriage, having married Hodge's niece Elizabeth Hodges (c....
Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Putney Hill, Putney, Surrey, South-east England, England