Charles Ravenscroft

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Charles Ravenscroft was a reversionary beneficiary under the will (proved in 1791) of Valentine Morris (q.v.) and as such party to the Chancery suit of Ravenscroft v Frisby.

  1. The will of Charles Ravenscroft, formerly a Captain of Foot in Her Majesty's Regiment of Foot residing in France, (proved 26/08/1840) rehearses the will of Valentine Morris, with Charles Ravenscroft and his wife and heirs being the reversionary legatees after Valentine Morris' nephew Henry Wilmot. Charles Ravenscroft noted the existence of a Chancery suit to administer the trusts under Valentine Morris' will and the build-up of 'a very considerable sum' related to the trusts in the Antiguan estate, and left to his daughter-in-law his share of anything he was entitled to from the personal estate of his son Valentine John Ravenscroft (Valentine Morris's godson),who had predeceased him. The rest of his estate Charles Ravenscroft left to his daughter Louisa Ashley.


There is an account of the suit of Ravenscroft v Frisby in John Collyer, Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery (1845) Vol. I.

  1. PROB 11/1933/23.

Further Information

Valentine John

Associated Claims (1)

£2,918 2s 9d
Other association

Associated Estates (1)

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
1789 [SY] - 1840 [EY] → Legatee

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Legatee → Testator