Hughes, John Cumberland, 1767-1833

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Hughes, John Cumberland, 1767-1833

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HUGHES, JOHN CUMBERLAND, brother of William Hughes (qv); b. 31 Mar 1767; adm. 27 Mar 1775; left 1779; entered Royal Navy as powder monkey on board HMS Victory 7 Jun 1779; when serving on HMS Rover was captured by a French frigade and taken into Grenada Sep 1780, but exchanged at Martinique three months later; Midshipman 14 Feb 1781; ADC to Capt. Lord Cranstoun on HMS Formidable during action against French on 12 Apr 1782; retd. from Navy 1783; plantation management in Grenada with his elder brother George Hughes (qv) from 1785; m. May 1805 Elizabeth, elder dau. of George Edward Stanley, Ponsonby Hall, Cumberland; d. at Bath 5 Feb 1833.


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Slave-owner in Grenada. His will provides evidence of the ownership of enslaved people: 'In the will he confirmed the annuity of £315 p.a. to his wife Elizabeth under their marriage settlement of 1805 payable from their joint holding of Navy annuities, and left her a further £35 p.a. secured on his enslaved people in Grenada.'

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Hughes, William, 1764-1831 (1764-1831)

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Hughes, William, 1764-1831

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Hughes, John Cumberland, 1767-1833

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Hughes, George, 1765-1794 (1765-1794)

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Hughes, George, 1765-1794

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Hughes, John Cumberland, 1767-1833

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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