David Robert Michel

1735 - 1805


MP for Lyme Regis 1780-1784 "on the Fane interest". His son John Michel (q.v.) married as his second wife Anne, daughter of Henry Fane MP and sister of Vere Fane (q.v.). His niece Anne Buckley Batson, married Anne and Vere Fane's brother Henry Fane of Fulbeck (MP for Lyme Regis 1772-1802).

The Michel family first came to be in possession of Mountain River and Mount Ephraim estates in Jamaica through David Robert Michel's first wife Grace Harrison Ayscough, according to the History of Parliament the daughter [sic] of John Ayscough of Jamaica, but in fact his niece: her father was Thomas Ayscough.

  1. Will of David Robert Michel of Dewlish Dorset proved 28/05/1805. Under the will he left his Mount Ephraim estate to his son Charles William Michel and his Mountain River estate to his son John Michel, with advice not to sell the estates 'unless great convenience or necessity should urge them to it.'


History of Parliament online: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/michel-david-robert-1735-1805 [accessed 12/11/2013].

  1. PROB 11/1426/187.

Further Information

(1) Grace Ayscough (2) Eleanor Poore
With (1) 5 sons, including John Michel (c. 1768-1844), 7 daughters
Soldier and politician

Associated Estates (2)

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
1768 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Lyme Regis Dorset
1780 - 1784

Relationships (5)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Dewlish, Dorset, Wessex, England