John Kirwan

???? - 1799


Of Lime Street London, West India merchant, father of Clement, Anthony and probably Nicholas Kirwan (each of whom q.v.).

  1. 'Mortgagee of Nugents 1774; amassed a fortune of £150,000; died at Bath 10/03/1799 aet. 78.' In his will he left his real estate in Antigua and Epsom in trust to sell. He left monetary legacies totalling £48,000 to his children: £10,000 to Clement; £8000 to Matthew; £6000 Charlotte; £3000 to Robert French Kirwan over and above the £3000 already advanced; and £6000 to each of his other sons Nicholas Tuite, Thomas and Anthony. He left £1000 each to his grandchildren Caroline, John and Antonietta [?] Byrne. His residuary legatees were his sons Clement and Matthew.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol II 'Pedigree of Kirwan pp. 128-129; will of John Kirwan merchant of Lime Street London proved 24/04/1799, PROB 11/1322/221.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Clement, Matthew; Charlotte; Robert French; Anthony; Nicholas Tuite; Thomas

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior Partner
John Kirwan & Sons
West India merchant  

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
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Addresses (1)

Lime Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England