William Linwood

1766 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant and mortgagee of 'slave-property' in Jamaica.

  1. Living at Forty Hill Enfield in 1841, aged 75 Independent.  Will of William Linwood of Enfield proved 19/07/1848; sale of possessions by his executors 05/08/1848. He left £2000 in trust with the income to be split between his nephew Matthew Linwood and Matthew Linwood's wife Frances Giles Linwood; a further £2000 in trust for his niece Ann Elizabeth Palmer of Birmingham to determine the beneficiaries of the income; and £2000 in turn for a second niece Harriet Gilder. He left further legacies of £15,000 to family members. His residuary legatee was his nephew William Linwood of Colmore Terrace Birmingham with contingent remainder to William Linwood of Christchurch College, Susannah Miles and Agnes Aldridge.

  2. William Linwood's sister Mary has an entry in the ODNB as 'artist in needlework', as does his great-nephew and contingent co-heir, who appears in his will as William Linwood of Christchurch, as 'classical scholar.'


  1. 1841 census online; PROB 11/2078; Times 05/08/1848 p. 11.

  2. Myrone, Martin. "Linwood, Mary (1755–1845), artist in needlework." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 12 Apr. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-16748; Wroth, W. W. "Linwood, William (1817–1878), classical scholar." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 12 Apr. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-16749.

Further Information


Associated Claims (4)

£2,889 8s 7d
Awardee (Assignee)
£5,932 8s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,356 5s 5d
Awardee (Assignee)
£3,545 10s 10d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1832 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
William Linwood
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (3)

Trustee → Beneficiary of Trust
Notes →
William Linwood was among the trustees of the marriage settlement of Rev. Edward Collins Wright with Mary White. He alps appears to have been consignee of the Jamaica estates part-owned by the...
Notes →
Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

12 Devonshire Square, Bishopsgate, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Bridgen Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, London, England