Philip Laycock Story

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded compensation as one of a group of trustees including Viscount Charles Henry Dillon, Henry Trant, and James Flemming for the Lower or Lower Windward estate on Montserrat.

  1. There is some ambiguity as to whether they were trustees (or the successors of trustees) under (1) the will of James Trant of Upper Ryde Isle of Wight proved 12/03/1804 (PROB 11/1406) under which Frances, the daughter of Dominick Henry Trant of Easingwold Yorkshire and who married Major General Hon Henry Dillon, the brother of the 12th Viscount, was entitled to an annuity of £50 p.a., or (2) under the marriage settlement of Dominick Trant, the claimant, and Caroline Story.

  2. The Dillon, Story and Trant families were intertwined by marriage. Maj-Gen Hon. Henry Dillon was the great-uncle Charles Henry Dillon the 14th Viscount: in turn, the 14th Viscount was the son-in-law of Philip Laycock Story, as was apparently Dominick Trant.

  3. Philip Laycock Story, second son of Rev. Philip [Laycock] Story, born 09/09/1782. Matriculated St Johns Cambridge Michaelmas 1801, migrated to Jesus 18/11/1802. BA 1804, MA 1810. Ordained Deacon 1806, priest 1808. Curate of Walton-on-the-Wolds Leicstershire 1808; vicar of Fawsley Northants 1808-1810. Rector of Walton-on-the-Wolds 1813-1818; resigned. Rector of Byfield Northants 1813-1818. Married Lydia, daughter of Sir Francis Baring, at Beddington 20/12/1806 and had issue. Resided latterly at Brighton. Died 27/08/1843 at Baden Baden aged 61.


Motnserrat T71/888 No. 15.

  1. T71/1261 rehearses the first will and annuity, and then identifies the awardees as trustees of the marriage settlement of Dominick Trant and Caroline Story '16-17/1/1835'.

  2. See their respective entries. No evidence has been found of the marriage of Caroline Story and Dominick Trant, but in 1841 Philip Story aged 55, wife Lydia aged 50 and daughter Caroline Trant aged 20 and Herbert Trant aged 3 and Lydia aged 4 were living at Kemptown Brighton at the time of the 1841 census.

  3., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]. His father, who himself matriculated at Jesus Cambridge in 1766 and died in 1819, took the name Lacock on inheriting English landed estates from his grandfather Philip Lacock.

Further Information

Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£1,977 9s 3d

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

25 Sussex Square, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England