Lewis Farley Clogstoun Johnston

1788 - 4th Jan 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Acting Chief Justice of Trinidad when appointed executor of the will of Anthony Browne (q.v.) in 1837. Life dates are drawn from material surrounding a portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn thought to be of Lewis Farley Clogstoun Johnston in the Frick collection. Lewis Johnston's daughter Hannah Letitia married Col. Robert Stansfeld of The Breck, Sowerby, where Lewis Johnston's wife Jane died in 1842; Lewis Johnston himself died in the loss of Royal Mail ship Amazon en route to Trinidad in 1852.

  1. A miniature identified as 'Portrait of Master Lewis Farley Johnston' by Henry Pelham (1749-1806), dated 1779, in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery's notes record an inscription: "on sticker (on verso of miniature frame): MASTER LEWIS FARLEY JOHNSTON FROM DROMOLAND CASTLE, LORD INCHIQUIN" and identify the sitter as the later "judge on the island of Trinidad."

  2. Lewis J. C. Johnstone of Trinidad was listed as a subscriber to Charles Shepherd's An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent, published in 1832.

  3. The Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 confirms his life dates,


John Stansfeld, History of the family Stansfeld of Stansfield in the parish of Halifax and its numerous branches (1885) pp. 174, 197.

  1. National Gallery of Ireland ref NGI.19615, http://onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie/objects/12360/portrait-of-master-lewis-farley-johnston [accessed 18/04/2020].

  2. Charles Shepherd, An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent (1832) pp. vii-xii.

  3. R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

    We are grateful to Signe Hoffos for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Lewis Farley Clogston Johnston
Married but no further details
Hannah Letitia
Charterhouse [1802-1803 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£874 0s 4d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1813 [EA] - 1813 [LA] → Owner
1819 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1813 [EA] - 1813 [LA] → Joint owner
1813 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

A portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn said to be of Lewis Farley Clogstoun Johnston aged c. 5 years old is in the Frick Collection in NY.... 
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Relationships (4)

Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Husband → Wife
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