Allan Gilmore

1765 - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Mortgagee of enslaved people on Jamaica. Former East India merchant, born c. 1765 in Scotland.

  1. An Allan Gilmore aged 76 was buried at St Marylebone 03/07/1841, which would be consistent with the sale of his effects in 1842. 1841 census: Allan Gilmore Independent aged 76 Upper Portland Place, with Peter Gilmore aged 25.

  2. The Allan Gilmore of Stamford Hill, also an East Indian merchant, who failed in the late 1840s was connected (probably as nephew of Allan Gilmore of the compensation award for the enslaved people on Thornton estate): he is shown in the 1851 census as living with 'R.W.A. Gilmore' aged 80 retired from business. 'R.W.A. Gilmore' is almost certainly Mungo William Allan [or Allen] Gilmore, buried 10/10/1851 at Hackney St John, and the co-mortgagee 'Mungo Gilmore' specified in T71/1200. Mungo William Allen Gilmore appears in the Old Bailey Sessions as a ships-chandler of Stamford Hill in 1830.

  3. Auctions by Phillips of Allan Gilmore's picture collection and then on the premises 1 Upper Portland Pl., the furniture etc.

  4. Will of Allan Gilmore of Upper Portland Place proved 21/08/1841. He instructed that his property be sold and the proceeds divided between his sister Anne, then in Edinburgh, and his brother Mungo William Allen Gilmore.


T71/1200 identifies him as an ex-East Indian merchant at 1 Upper Portland Place.

  1., London, England Deaths & Burials 1813-1980 [database online]. 1841 census online.

  2. 1851 census Stamford Hill, Tower Hamlets;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; Old Bailey online database, OBS t18300708-68.

  3. Times 08/04/1842 p. 16; Times 13/06/1842 p. 8.

  4. PROB 11/1950/96.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Allan Gillmore
East India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£2,120 12s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1807 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder

The counterclaim on Thornton estate in Jamaica from Allan Gilmore heretofore of Calcutta in the East Indies, merchant, now of 1 Upper Portland Place in the cty of Middlesex Esq. arose from a mortgage by Peter Smith the late owner to John Gilmore since deceased, Allan Gillmore and Mungo Gilmore dated 20/11/1807 for securing £10360 Jamaica currency.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Collection of ‘ancient pictures’ selected over the previous 40 years from many galleries: in particular those of Lucien Buonaparte, Earl of Liverpool, Lord Radstock, Sir W. Drummond, and Messrs.... 

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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Former an East India merchant although the exact nature of his relations with the East India Company is...

Relationships (2)

Business associates
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Probably also...

Addresses (1)

1 Upper Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England