John Macnamara

???? - 1818

Claimant or beneficiary


MP for Leicester 1784-1790 and beneficiary under the will of John Purcell (q.v.). According to Lewis Namier, Macnamara had expectations of money from the West Indies as early as 1779. The compensation for the Norton Valley estate was paid into the Chancery suit of Purcell v Macnamara, after Macnamara's death.

  1. Will of John MacNamara of Llangoed Castle, Breconshire proved 31/07/1818. His will referred to amounts owed to him by Robert Lang & Co., and to his property in Tortola (the value of which he said he could not ascertain), as well as in Wales and in London. He left the property in trust (his trustees were his wife and his son Arthur Macnamara), but had made a family settlement in 1809 which he ratified under which he settled £10,000 on his second son John.

Sources [accessed 16/09/2016]

  1. PROB 11/1606/488

Further Information

Mary Jones

Associated Claims (1)

£1,244 16s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

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
1795 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Heir

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Leicester Leicestershire
1784 - 1790

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
Notes →
John Macnamara's son Arthur married John Pedley's niece and heir...
Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Llangoed Castle, Breconshire, South Wales, Wales