John Willett

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London merchant, probably the man of Old Broad Street bankrupt in 1784. He had been in partnership with Thomas Truman (q.v.) and then with Richard Neave (later Sir Richard Neave bart., the nephew of Thomas Truman). Neave & Willett were mortgagees of Michael White I under indentures of 28/02/1777 and 01/03/1777 for land and named enslaved people on St Vincent to secure White's debt to them of £12,876 6s.


London Gazette 12512 20/01/1784 p. 5; Deed Book 1776-1777, British Library, EAP688/1/1/27, p. 265 et seq.

Further Information


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
1777 [EA] - 1777 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1772 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)


Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
John Willett was identified as his partner in the will of Thomas Truman made and proved in 1769....
Business partners
Notes →
The Richard Neave who was partner with John Willett in the 1770s has been inferred by LBS to have been Sir Richard Neave...
Mortgagee → Mortgagor