William Lushington senior

1747 - 1823


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. He had made money in India much of which he apparently lost in the Caribbean.

  1. 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 one partner at the time of its failure was Sir Henry Lushington, while William's brother Stephen Lushington I appears to have been the second partner named Lushington between 1801 and 1807], 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 together the two business failures, 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.

  2. The will of William Lushington of [Mount Pleasant] Tunbridge Kent proved 13/10/1824 was simple and left everything to his daughter Charlotte Lushington, his sole executrix.

  3. William Lushington the younger, for whom no death-date has yet been found, was made bankrupt in his own name in 1820.


  1. Arthur Aspinall / R. G. Thorne in History of Parliament online.

  2. PROB 11/1691/99.

  3. London Gazette 19042 26 April 1833 p. 807.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Augusta; Charlotte; William (d.v.p.)

Associated Estates (9)

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
1820 [EA] - → Not known
1829 [EA] - → Not known
1813 [EA] - 1813 [LA] → Owner

'Owned by Wm. Lushington Esq. his heirs or assignees in possession of R. Purcell as sequestrator and receiver thereof for the time being.'

1790 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder
1801 [SY] - 1812 [EY] → Owner

A deed of 1812 between John Browne of Lothbury and William Lushington formerly of Portland Place, now of Camden Place, recorded the assignment to Browne of the island of Mustique and 85 named enslaved people on it to secure a debt to Browne of £15,000 under Lushington's marriage settlement. The deed says that in 1801 William Lushington had purchased Mustique from John Campbell for £12,723.

1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Previous owner
1819 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1813 [EA] - 1813 [LA] → Joint owner

Registered for the assignees of William Lushington & Co. in 1813

1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Lushingtons & Mavor
West India merchant  
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Lushingtons & Mavor was dissolved in 1807; William Lushington & Son was bankrupt in...

Political (1)

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London London
1795 - 1802

Relationships (3)

Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England
50 Bedford Square, London, Middlesex, London, England