David Webster I

???? - 1787


London West India merchant, partner in with his brother James Webster.

  1. Will of David Webster of Leadenhall Street proved 02/01/1788. Under the will he left his house at Clapham, on which he said he had spent upwards of £4000, to his brother James Webster for life on condition that James paid their brother Dr Thomas Webster £120 p.a., and then the house passed to Thomas. He left his brother John the interest on £5000, and then to John's wife Catherine, after whose death the principal was to go to the daughters of their brother George; to George himself he left an annuity of £80 p.a. for life and then to George's wife Ann Celeste, with the principal (£2000) again going to George's daughters on Ann Celeste's death. He left his brother Thomas £14,000 and £1020 in India stock, with annuities of just over £100 p.a. to be paid to several other family members by Thomas from the interest. He left £6000 in trust with the income to be paid to the Honourable Miss Barbara Gray, but to be structured by raising the £6000 from his business partnership with James Webster and paying it to Mr George Paterson of Castle Huntley in Scotland on him granting an annuity of £420 p.a. to Miss Barbara Gray on security to be satisfactory to her. He left £1400 in trust to furnish the interest to Robert Wedderburn of Pearsie and his wife Isabella (who was his half-sister); and among smaller legacies to family, friends and business associates he left £1000 to David Wedderburn [later David Webster II] of Leadenhall Street. In a codicil he left £2000 to purchase a house for Miss Barbara Gray.


  1. PROB 11/1161/17

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Associated Estates (1)

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  • SY - Association Start Year
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  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1787 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Relationships (3)

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Addresses (2)

Clapham, Surrey, South-east England , England
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In his will proved in 1787 David Webster left his house at Clapham to his brother James for life and then to their brother Thomas.

Leadenhall Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England