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Elizabeth St. John

Female 1680 - 1783  (~ 102 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth St. John 
    Born Nov 1680 
    Christened 9 Nov 1682  Saint Matthew Friday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1693  St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    aged 10 
    Fact 1 1783  Wimpole Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    well beloved cousin and friend, Mrs. Frances de Port-St. John, daughter of Sir Francis St. John, Bart of Longthorpe 
    Generation 22 
    Residence Chinkford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    per her Will 
    Died 25 Aug 1783  St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • OBITUARIES:
      Near Paddington, on the Edgeware-road, aged 104, Mrs. St. John, a single lady of considerable fortune. See above, p. 727

      25. At Edgeware-row, Paddington, in her 102d year, Mrs. Eliz. St. John, a maiden lady, dau. to Jas. St. John, esq; formerly an eminent goldsmith in Lombard-street. [4]
    Buried 1 Sep 1783  St. Mary Abchurch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Investor in Tontine:
      Sept 6

      Mr. Urban,

      I send you the following list, which has been in my possession these ten years, imagining it will be acceptable to you, and some of the readers of your useful and comprehensive Miscellany. It contains the names of the few fortunate survivors of the whole number of subscribers to a Tontinc, or Scheme for raising money by way of Annuities upon Lives increasing by survivorship, which was set on foot about the year 1694*[1693], or between that time and the death of King William III. together with some brief memoirs of those of them that I had any knowledge of. I understood that the ultimate condition of the subscription was, that the annual revenue, as it increased by the deaths of the nominees, should be divided in equal proportion among the Survivors, till it aounted to 1000L. each, which was to be paid to the last seven, and as they dropt, their dividends were not to be given to their successors; but to fall in to the public: but I found that, by some means or other, with which I am not acquainted, that 1000L amounted to 1081L which was the annual income of those seven fortunate survivors of 100L each orginal subscribed. Yours, E.



      A list of the surviving Nominees on Survivorship, February 1773

      The Right Hon. James Tyrawley and Killmaine, two shares (only son and heir of Charles Lord Tyrawley, whom he succeeded 8th June 1724, having been created Baron of Killmaine 8th January 1721-2: He died in July 1773, being then a Privy Counsellor both in England and Ireland, Field Marshal of his Majesty's forces (by commission dated 10th June 1763, the last person who enjoyed that high rank in this kingdom) Governor of Portsmouth, and Colonel of the Coldstream Regimont of Foot Guards: leaving no legitimate issue, his titles became extinct.

      Benjamin Boddington (born 26th October, 1692, son of George Boddington, Esq., of London, merchant, a Director of the Bank at its first instittuion in 1694: he was some time a Turkey merchant, and married the daughter of Mr. Ball, an eminent West India merchant, by whome he had issue (inter alios) a daughter, and two sons, Bejamin and Thomas, successors to the fortune and ? of their uncle Benjamin Ball, Esq.: and the latter of them now a Director of the Bank: he died at Enfield, co. Middlesex, Sept. 10, 1779, and was said to be one of the last three or four survivors that received 1000L. per ann.

      William Burton

      James Faure

      John James Lulliin (probably of Geneva)

      John Henry Mertins (a rich merchant of London) died 26th Aug. 1776, aged 84

      Joseph Pease (perhaps of Hull).

      Christopher Moser Rich (brother to John Rich, Esq. patentee of Covent Garden Theatre), died 5th February, 1774, in the 81st year of his age.

      Richard Warre

      Elizabeth Cooke

      Isabella Lott

      Annabelle Moreton, daughter of Dr. Moreton, lord Bishop of Meath, and half sister of Sir William Moreton, Recorder of London, died at Lewes in Sussex in May, 1774, (being then Annabella Taylor, widow.)

      Anne Maynard.

      Alice Richers.

      Rebecca Staunton.

      Elizabeth St. John, daughter of James St. John, Esq.; formerly an eminent goldsmith in Lombard Street, born Nov 1681. This lady (after having passed her latter days under the care of a very respectable and worthy relation, Mrs. St. John, of Wimple Street, daughter to the late Sir Francis St. John, Bart. and sister to the lady of the late Sir John Bernard, Bart.) died at Edgeware Row, Paddington, Aug 25, 1783, and was buried in the church yard of St. Lawrence Poutney, London: She was said upon her coffin plate to be in the 102d year of her age. There is a vault dug on purpose for her and very strongly bricked and probably her worthy relation Mrs. St. John will set up some monument.

      Philadelphia Squibb.

      On 1st Feb. 1774, there were only 13 survivors, and the income was then above 640L per ann. each.

      In Oct 1775, I was told that the income had some time been 1000L.

      In August 1776, I was informed that the last half yearly receipt was 540L. 10s.

      E. [7]
    • Oct 18.

      Mr. Urban,

      I ysterday saw the masons erecting a monument for Mrs. St. John: the inscription contains no additional information, but I took it down, and here it follows:

      "In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth St. John, daughter of James St. John, Esq: citizen of London, who departed this life Aug. 25, 1783, in the 102nd year of her age."

      The sexton of the parish told me that her father (Mrs. St. John's, I mean) was buried in that place, without any memorial, 54 years ago, having been an inhabitant of Laurence-Pountney-lane. The monument is a fine table monument of Portland stone.

      Yours, & c.

      E. [8]
    Person ID I11030  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 

    Father James St. John, Esquire and Goldsmith,   b. abt. 1649, St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1726, St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Griffith,   b. abt. 1654,   d. abt. 1684, Saint Matthew Friday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 13 Aug 1678  All Hallows in the Wall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 13 Aug 1678 James St John, of Cheapside, London, Citizen & Goldsmith, Bachr, abt 29, & Sarah Griffith, of St Helen's, London, Spr, abt 24, at her own dispose, her parents dead; at All Hallows in the Wall, London.

      Collection:
      Kent: Canterbury - Marriage Licence allegations, Dean of Westminster, 1558-1699 and Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679 (Marriage)
    Family ID F3498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - aged 10 - 1693 - St. Mary Woolnoth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - well beloved cousin and friend, Mrs. Frances de Port-St. John, daughter of Sir Francis St. John, Bart of Longthorpe - 1783 - Wimpole Street, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - per her Will - - Chinkford, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1783 - St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S170] Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

    2. [S174] http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~frpayments/MA1693/MA-ST.htm.

    3. [S173] The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 1107.

    4. [S167] Obituary: The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 53, part 2 pg. 804-805.

    5. [S171] The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 1107.

    6. [S172] London Metropolitan Archives, St Mary Abchurch, Composite register, 1737 - 1812, P69/MRY1/A/002/MS07667.

    7. [S168] The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 53, part 2 pg. 727.

    8. [S169] The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 53, part 2 pg. 852, The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 53, part 2 pg. 852.

    9. [S132] Ancestry.com. Kent, England, Extracted Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.


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