Johnson, Godschall, ca. 1780-1859

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Johnson, Godschall, ca. 1780-1859

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ca. 1780-1859


JOHNSON, GODSCHALL, eldest son of Godschall Johnson, Putney Hill, Surrey, and Antigua, West Indies, and his first wife Elizabeth, only dau. of Anthony Hodges, Bolney Court, Oxfordshire; b.; adm. 3 Apr 1788; Oriel Coll. Oxford, matr. 13 Jul 1797, aged 17; Cornet, 10th Light Dragoons 25 Sep 1800; Lieut., 27 Sep 1801; half-pay 1802; Lieut., 7th Foot 21 Feb 1805; 9th Light Dragoons Feb 1805; 16th Light Dragoons 13 Jun 1805; retd. 3 Apr 1806; subsequently HBM Consul, Antwerp; living at Bath, Somerset 1819; moved to Quebec City, Canada 1834; m. 1st, [by 1819] Lucy Bishop; m. 2nd, ---; d. 1859 [check].


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Claimed for compensation on Folly & Savanna estate in Antigua (264 enslaved people, £3461 17s 6s)

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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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