Sir Henry Willock

1790 - 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


East India official, Chairman of the Hon East India Co. 1844-1847. Although Vere Langford Oliver is silent on the existence of Henry in his 'Pedigree of Willock', Henry Willock was identified as heir at law of Francis Willock, and brother of Frank Gore Willock (and hence grandson of the slave-trader and merchant Alexander Willock) in the compensation records. Party to and probably beneficiary with other family members of a settlement with George Savage Martin for a series of estates on Antigua and Montserrat.

  1. Alexander Willock was a merchant and slave-trader in Antigua in 1780s.

  2. Will of Sir Henry Willock of Castelnau House Mortlake was proved 03/09/1858, effects under £40,000.


T71/877 Antigua no. 24; 03/10/1836 Certified copy of assignment of the several estates therein mentd. to George Savage Martin by Sir Henry Willock Bart. as Heir at law and administrator of the estate of his late brother Frank Gore Willock (the claimant) as per arrangment bet. parties therein set forth; Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III p. 238.

T71/1261 includes the indenture dated 3/10/1836 between Sir Henry Willock of Little Campden House Kensington and George Savage Martin of Antigua.

  1. Charles Rappleye, Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade and the American Revolution (2006, Simon & Schuster); Alexander Willock also appears in the 2006 report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery & Justice, dealing slaves 1765 in Antigua; and in Inikori's work on the slave-trade in his article on 'Market Structure'.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1858.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Civil Servant (East India Company)

Associated Claims (4)

£1,842 17s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£1,246 18s 11d
£1,079 18s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£2,426 2s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Introduced to England by Sir Henry Willock c. 1837, [accessed... 

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Castelnau House, Mortlake, Surrey, South-east England, England