Richard Addison

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the Bath estate in Westmoreland Jamaica as trustee with others, including Agnes Murray (q.v.), under the will of David Murray. Addison assumed the trusteeship as executor of one of the original trustees. 

  1. Richard Addison of 'Bank Hill' Liverpool acted with Thomas Addison as executors of the will of Thomas Smith MP (d. 1831), who had married Jane Addison then of Hornby House Lancashire in 1821. Agnes Murray was the sister of Thomas Smith, and lived at Hornby House in the 1830s.

  2. Thomas Smith in turn was one of the trustees and executors of the will of his brother-in-law David Murray of Melling Lancashire, whose will was proved 14/01/1823. In the will David Murray identified himself as of Hornby House, Melling and as the owner of Bath estate in Westmoreland: he had secured an annuity of £1000 p.a. to his wife Agnes on the estate and the enslaved people on it.

  3. Betty or Elizabeth, the wife of Richard Addison, was the daughter of the slave-trader and Mayor of Liverpool John Bridge Aspinall.  


T71/871 Westmoreland no. 55. 

  1. R. G. Thorne (ed.), The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (5 vols., London, Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1986), Vol. V, p. 206. 'Bank Hill' has not been further identified. The will of Richard Addison merchant of Liverpool was proved August 1836, Cheshire: Chester Wills and Administrations, 1834-37 UK Extracted Probate Records.

  2. PROB 11/1665/186.

  3. Bernard Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry 'Birley of Kirkham' pp. 131-132.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Richard Addiston
Betty Aspinall

Associated Claims (1)

£3,648 4s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Relationships (5)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Richard Addison married a niece of Thomas...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Bank Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England