Jonathan Morgan

???? - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on The Escape, Lower Diamond and Penniston estates on St Vincent.

  1. Will of Jonathan Morgan of Bath Somerset proved 21/08/1843. Under the will he left in trust the estates identified as Escape, Lower Diamond, Hopewell Farm and Penniston, the lands he had purchased from Madame Jeanne [?] and Robert Paul and also the lands (about 120 acres) lately forming part of Richland Park estate and lately agreed to be conveyed to him by Mr LaCroix. The trust gave a life-interest to his son Henry Mannington Morgan, and then to support an annuity of £500 p.a. to Henry's wife Elizabeth, and then to his grandson Herbert Morgan. He left his house at No. 9 South Parade Bath (occupied by Mr Taylor) and Woodland Cottage at Walcot to his son. The trustees were the London merchant Nathaniel Snell Chauncy and James Morgan of Tivoli near Cork; the will was proved by Henry Mannington Morgan the son.   

  2. Henry Mannington Morgan, eldest son of J. Morgan of Bath, married Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Colonel Thorpe [sic] 26/7/1819. In 1851, Henry M Morgan aged 65 'formerly in the army' born London was living at 17 Royal Crescent Bath with wife Elizabeth aged 44 [which cannot be right] born Jamaica and mother-in-law Mary B. Tharpe aged 70 also born Jamaica. A petition of bankruptcy was passed on Henry Mannington Morgan of Victoria Square Reading, Shipowner, Dealer and Chapman 17/2/1853.

  3. Harriet, the second daughter of Jonathan Morgan of St Vincent, died at Bath 20/12/1812.


St Vincent claim nos. 493, 502 and 576. T71/1610 letter from Chauncy Lang asking for details of claims 493, 502 and 576 to be sent to Mr Jonathan Morgan No. 8 Circus Bath.

  1. PROB 11/1984/206.

  2. European Magazine and London Review Vol. 76 (1819) p. 177; 1851 census online; London Gazette 21436 3/5/1853 p. 1281.

  3. General Chronicle and Literary Magazine Vol. 4 1812 p. 453.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Henry Mannington; Harriet; Ann Hannah; Christiana Crawford

Associated Claims (3)

£4,386 11s 0d
£5,056 5s 4d
£2,929 5s 10d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Other

Jonathan Morgan of St Vincent was the purchaser of 95 enslaved people on Cassada Garden on Dominica, whom he then shipped to St Vincent in 1817.

1804 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Mother
Mortgagor → Mortgagee
Trustee → Testator

Addresses (2)

19 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
8 The Circus, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England