Charlotte Lushington

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Union plantation in Trinidad, and with her sister Augusta Lushington (q.v.) the compensation for Mt Nesbitt in Grenada.

  1. Will of Charlotte Lushington of Tunbridge Wells proved 03/12/1850. Will of William Lushington of Tunbridge Kent proved 13/10/1824. William Lushington of Tunbridge Wells aged 76 had been buried at St Mary Lewisham 19/09/1823. He was MP for London 1795-1802 and agent for Grenada.   

  2. William Lushington and William Lushington the younger of Mark Lane were bankrupted in 1812. The History of Parliament makes no reference to a bankruptcy of the MP William Lushington although it does allude to his connection to the Boldero, Adey, Lushington bank [in which the partner was Sir Henry Lushington], which failed in 1812, and also says that William Lushington damaged his fortune by overinvestment in the West India trade; nevertherless, it says he died 'leaving a modest fortune to his daughter Charlotte'. An item in the London Gazette in 1817 appears to tie the two business failures, together, referring to the Assignees of Charles Boldero contemplating an arrangement with the Assignees of Messrs William Lushington & Co., and with William Lushington the leader of the said firm for the purpose of compromising and settling the several claims and demands of the said Assignees of Messrs Boldero & Co., upon the joint and separate estates and effects of the said William Lushington and Co.  

  3. In an entry for 1837, Caribbeana records the following: “41. John Nesbitt and Henry Hughes, both of I., Joseph Pitt of co. Wilts, Rev William Mills of co. Berks, John Mills of co. Glouc., Charlotte and Augusta Lushington of co. Kent, conveyance of large plantations in several parishes of G. On 12 large skins, signatures of John Nesbit, Henry Hughes, Pitt and Mills, dated 1837.”         

We are grateful to Graham Wright for his assistance in compiling this entry.


T71/894 Trinidad claim no. 1700 (Union Estate); T71/880 Grenada claim no. 608 (Mount Nesbitt).

  1. PROB 11/2124; PROB 11/1691;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; [accessed 17/04/2012].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 16561, 11/01/1812, p. 77; [accessed 17/04/2012]; London Gazette, Issue 17242, 19/04/1817, p. 948.

  3. Caribbeana 1910-19, p. 328. Available online at:

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£3,201 2s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,321 9s 9d

Associated Estates (3)

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England