John Pogson of Woodside House

???? - 1784


Absentee slave-owner on St Kitts.

  1. Will of John Pogson of Woodside House Essex proved 07/10/1784. The will begins by his recitation of his marriage settlement of 1754 by which he retained the right to charge the estates called Pogsons in St Mary Cayon and St John Capisterre on St Kitts with amounts up to £10,000: of this, he had charged £4000 on the marriage of his sister Elizabeth Pogson with Rev. Thomas Preston; under his will he then charged the estates with £3000 for his illegitimate children with Jane Wood. Subject to these charges, he left the estates in entail to his eldest son John Pogson (q.v., under John Pogson of Rougham) then to his youngest son Bedingfield Pogson (q.v., under Bedingfield Pogson of Edwardstone, Suffolk).

  2. John Pogson had married Elizabeth Mary Milward, herself an owner of property in St Kitts with an estate in her own name shown on the 1753 Samuel Baker map, 18/05/1754 at St George Hanover, by special license.


  1. PROB 11/11222/216.

  2. Westminster, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 for John Pogson St George, Hanover Square 1754-1759 [database online].

Further Information

Elizabeth Mary Milward
John; Bedingfield

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1784 [EY] → Owner
- 1784 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Woodside House, Navestock, Essex, South-east England, England
Notes →

The identification of Woodside House Essex as near Navestock is based on on-line genealogical sources on the Pogson family and has not been verified.