George Morison of Montagu Square

1760 - 1814


Tobago slave-owner, dying in London in December 1814. The compensation for his estates was paid into the Chancery case of Morison v Morison. His brother John Morison of Auchintoul, and William Dickinson, Henry Dickinson and William Wyllie (the husbands respectively of George Morison's daughters Eleanor, Mary and Martha) were counterclaimants.

  1. Will of George Morison [late of the island of Tobago in the West Indies but now] of Montagu Square Middlesex proved 13/02/1815. He left his estate in trust to his brother John Morison of Auchintoul in the county of Banff, Edward Ellice of the City of London, John Reid of Tobago and Charles Ross formerly of Tobago now of the City of London, in order (among other things) to pay an annuity of £200 p.a. to Eleanor Irvine of Tobago 'the mother of my five children', Mary, Martha, Magdalen, Eleanor and George, and to support his children up to a maximum of £300 p.a for the daughters and £400 p.a. for his son. He instructed his executors to retain his [unnamed] estates and enslaved people in Tobago until his youngest child was over 21, and then to give the children right of veto over a sale. He provided a salary of £400 p.a. to John Reid to manage the properties in the interim.


  1. PROB 11/1565/254. George Morison of Montagu Square was buried aged 54 at St Marylebone 29/12/1814 'Old Vault',, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]

Further Information

Mary, Martha, Magdalen, Eleanor, George

Associated Claims (3)

£3,581 14s 7d
Previous owner (not making a claim)
£7,563 11s 6d
Previous owner (not making a claim)
£2,176 10s 3d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Montagu Square, London, Middlesex, London, England