David Murray

1750 - 1822

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner and planter who returned to Britain to live at Hornby House, Melling Co. Lancaster, and husband of Agnes Murray (q.v.).

  1. Will of David Murray of Melling Co. Lancaster [made in 1822] proved 14/01/1823. In the will David Murray identified himself as of Hornby House, Melling and as the owner of Bath estate in Westmoreland: he said he had 'some time ago' secured an annuity of £1000 p.a. to his wife Agnes on the estate and the enslaved people on it. He put his residuary estate in trust to further secure the £1000 p.a. for his wife Agnes, and subject to that to secure £700 p.a. to his son John.


  1. PROB 11/1665/186; a death notice from the Gentleman's Magazine dated 03/11/1822 is transcribed at 'Hughan history from Kircudbright' http://hughankirkcudbright.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-does-david-murray-esquire-fit-in.html [accessed 29/03/2011].

Further Information

Agnes Murray
John (1798-)

Associated Claims (1)

£3,648 4s 1d
Other association

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
1800 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1800 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1806 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Manager
1806 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Manager

Relationships (5)

Executor → Testator
Notes →
David Murray of Hornby Hall was an executor of Thomas Hughan's will of 1811, under which among other bequests Hughan left £1000 to David Murray's son John Murray. Under his own will David Murray...
Husband → Wife
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Hornby Hall, Melling, Lancashire, North-west England, England