John Cust, 1st Earl Brownlow

1779 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustee and executor for the estate of the mother-in-law of his younger brother (Edward Cust, q.v.).

  1. Son of Brownlow Cust and Frances Bankes. Eton. Matriculated Trinity Cambridge Michaelmas 1797; MA 1801. FSA 1801; MP Clitheroe 1802-7; FRS 1805. President of Royal Archaeological Institution Society 1841-9.

  2. Living at Belgrave Square in 1841, age 61, with Emma Brownlow age 50, Caroline Cust age 21, Amelia Cust age 20 and Katherine Cust age 18, and 9 male and 14 female servants. At 12 Belgrave Square in 1850. At Belton House in Lincolnshire in the census of 1851.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 716A&B (Greenwich Park). The notes show that Brownlow and his co-trustee Wilbraham Egerton were appointed in the place of James Dannett, the original awardee. Edward Cust's wife was the daughter and heir of Lewis William Boode and Margaret Dannett. [accessed 09/08/2012].

  1., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online], entry for Hon. John Cust.

  2. 1841 and 1851 censuses online. Findmypast, Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Earl Brownlow
(1) Amelia Sophia Hume (2) Caroline Fludyer (3) Lady Emma Sophia Edgcumbe
With (1) Lady Sophia Cust, John Hume Egerton (Viscount Alford), Hon Charles Cust. With (2) Lady Caroline cust, Lady Katherine Cust
Cambridge (Trinity) [1797-1801 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£10,058 15s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (3)

Furniture and Woodwork
Workbox and contents, alabaster and ormolu, England, ca. 1830. Made for Emma, Countess of... 
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Full details at: Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: Furniture and Woodwork. The catalogue refers to...
Marble bust of Lady Brownlow, by Joseph Nollekens, English,... 
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V & A: Metalwork
Andiron (fire dogs). Raised, cast, chased, tooled and engraved silver and carved wood, London, ca.1670 with additions circa... 
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Full details at: Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: Metalwork. A second specimen is at: <a...

Political (1)

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Clitheroe Lancashire
1802 - 1807

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Notes →
Earl Brownlow was trustee and executor of Margaret Boode nee Dannett, who was mother-in-law of Brownlow's brother Edward Cust....

Addresses (3)

12 Belgrave Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England
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Owned by Earl Brownlow but it's not clear if he actually lived there.

Belton House, Belton, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England