Lucy Savage Sturgis Munkhouse

1799 - 1889

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Strawberry Hill in Port Royal, an estate which had belonged to her uncle Arthur Savage Senior. Daughter of Rev. Richard Munkhouse and Faith (Fidelia) Savage. The remainder of the compensation went to her sister Anna Sophia Savage Munkhouse (q.v.) and brothers-in-law, and to her two illegitimate cousins, Arthur Savage and Richard Savage (both of whom q.v.).

  1. Arthur Savage of Arthur Savage & Co. Kingston Jamaica, a merchant and coffee planter of Strawberry Hill died c. 1815 and after specific bequests to among others his nieces left his residual estate to his sister Faith (later Fidelia, who married the Rev. Richard Munkhouse), and to two natural sons, Arthur and Richard by Jane Bowie: his will also provided for them to be educated in England. The first Arthur Savage was the son of an American loyalist, in turn also Arthur, who was originally a merchant 'in the West India way' in Boston. The London merchant firm of Bird, Savage & Bird was clearly connected to the family given the evidence of naming practices including 'Bird'  among the children of Faith/Fidelia Munkhouse.

  2. Born July 1799, died unmarried at Cheltenham Dec. 1889. In 1871 she was a lodger aged 71 unmarried 'income from India property' at 12 Albert Place Cheltenham. Death of Lucy SS Munkhouse registered Q4 1889 Cheltenham.


T71/864 Port Royal no. 9.

  1. Lawrence Park, Thomas Savage of Boson and his descendants, (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1914) pp. 28-30.

  2. Ibid, p. 29; 1871 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
L.S. Sturges Munkhouse

Associated Claims (1)

£2,040 1s 1d

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] - → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Niece → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England