Margaret Plunkett

???? - 1814


Sister of James Plunkett and Matthew Plunkett (each of whom q.v.). Will of Margaret Plunkett spinster of Kings Circus Bath proved 06/05/1814. Under the will she left the enslaved people on Lloyd's [of which she said she was tenant-for-life] in trust to George Gibbs the elder and George Gibbs the younger of Bristol to sell at a valuation to Major James Williams of the Royal Marines, whom she said would own the estate after her. She said she held a mortgage over the estate: it is not clear how the title to the enslaved people became detached from the underlying estate. Her long and complex will has not been analysed fully.

  1. The case of Blake v Gibbs heard in 1825 dealt with whether the standing crops on the estate at the time of Margaret Plunkett's death in 1814 should have been paid to the trustees or to the residuary legatee.


PROB 11/1556/96.

  1. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: being the time of Lord Chancellor Lyndhurst (1844) Volume 5 pp. 13-4.

Further Information


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
1796 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Given as Mrs Margaret Plunkett' but in fact the unmarried sister of James and Matthew Plunkett, who with her sister Frances Ford was tenant-for-life on Lloyd's under the will of her brother Matthew proved in 1792.

Relationships (6)

Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Testator → Trustee
Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

The Circus, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England