Dr William Cadogan

1711 - 1797


Dr William Cadogan and his wife Anna of London were shown as the mortgagees-in-possession of Tydixton Park estate in St John 1760-1762.

  1. William Cadogan has an entry in the ODNB as 'physician', which shows his second wife as Anne [sic] Spencer, whom he married in 1759. This is almost certainly the couple shown as mortgagees-in-possesion of Tydixton Park, and the proximity of the Accounts Produce entry to the marriage suggests that the mortgage came to Cadogan from the marriage to Anne Spencer. Anne Spencer was a widow, according to a biography of Cadogan.

  2. Will of William Cadogan Doctor of Physic of George Street Hanover Square proved 07/03/1797. In the will he left his freehold house in George Street and his leased estate in Fulham in trust for his daughter Frances Nicholl, and provided for the children of his late nephew William Cadogan. The will makes no mention of property in Jamaica. One of his trustees was his brother-in-law Archibald Cochran, the brother of Cadogan's first wife Frances Cochran.

  3. The will of Samuel Spencer of Kingston Jamaica which was proved 08/06/1754 shows his wife and executrix as Anna Spencer. The tie to Anna Spencer the wife of Dr William Cadogan is cemented by the appearance in Samuel Spencer's will of Sarah Elletson Laugher daughter of John Laugher as contingent residuary legatee, should his [Samuel Spencer's] widow Anna predecease him: John Laugher was the previous owner of the Tydixton Park.


  1. Norman Moore, ‘Cadogan, William (1711–1797)’, rev. Anne Digby, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4311, accessed 7 March 2017]; Morwenna and John Rendle-Short, The Father of Childcare: Life of William Cadogan 1711-1797 (Bristol, 1966), p. 10.

  2. PROB 11/1286/211.

  3. PROB 11/809/66

Further Information

Frances Cochran; Anna or Anne Spencer; Miss Groen
Oxford DNB Entry

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
1760 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Registered by the attorney for William Cadogan and his wife Anna of London as mortgagees-in-possession.

Relationships (2)

Notes →
Archibald Cochran was also trustee under the will of Dr William...
Second Husband → Second Wife