Rev. John Thomas Wilgress

1775 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustees for the Rev. John Thos. Wilgress and others counterclaimed (under the will of Hamilton Kerby) for the compensation on Weir's and Parry's estates in Antigua, which was paid into the colonial Court of Chancery. Rev. John Thomas Wilgress was the son of Rev. John Wilgress and Elizabeth Kerby, the daughter of Hamilton Kerby. Hamilton Kerby had left £3000 to each of his surviving daughters in 1767: Wilgress's trustees' claim is shown as derived from a legacy of £3000 under that will.

  1. John Thomas Wilgress was Vicar of Chalke Kent 1813-50; V. of Gwinear Cornwall 1813-33.

  2. Will of Rev. John Thomas Wilgress of Sundridge Kent proved 20/06/1850. The will made no reference to Antiguan property.

  3. Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, July 10, 1793. S. of the Rev. John (1757), of Eltham, Kent. School, St Paul's. Matric. Michs. 1794; Scholar, 1795; B.A. (5th Wrangler) 1798; M.A. 1801. Fellow, 1800-6. V. of Chalk, Kent, 1813-50. V. of Gwinear, Cornwall, 1813-33. P.C. of Riverhead, Kent, 1831-50. Married, 1831, Arabella, 4th dau. of Henry Streatfield, of Chiddingstone. (St Paul's Sch. Reg.; Records of Rochester; Foster, Index Eccles.; Clergy List; Clerical Guide; V. Hodson.)


T71/877 Antigua nos. 339 and 349. The Register of Claims shows the Potts as counterclaimants for a legacy of £3000 under the will of Hamilton Kerby and as trustees for the Revd John Thos Wilgress and others; Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II part i p. 120.

  1. CCEd Person ID 2562.

  2. PROB 11/2115/285.

  3., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Arabella Streatfield
St Paul's
Trinity College, Cambridge [Admitted 1794; scholar 1795; BA 5th wrangler 1798; MA 1801 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£1,832 9s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Legatee)
£2,834 18s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Legatee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
- 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
The Rev. John Thomas Wilgress' mother was Elizabeth Kerby, sister of Thomas Norbury Kerby....

Addresses (2)

Chalke, Kent, South-east England, England
Sundridge, Sevenoaks (near), Kent, South-east England, England