Richard Wilson senior, of St Kitts

1725 - 1778


Slave-owner on St Kitts, dying in England c. 1778. Son-in-law of Lewis Feuilleteau (q.v.).

  1. Will of Richard Wilson of Charlotte Street Middlesex proved 15/07/1778. In the will he left £2000 in trust for his daughter Eleanor Brotherson, and rehearsed the marriage settlement of his son Richard Wilson junior and Margaret Halliday under which he had the power to will £10,000 to be raised on estates in St Kitts and he divided the £10,000 among his younger children (Margaret Halliday's father John Halliday of Antigua, according to the latter's will, had given the couple £20,000).


  1. PROB 11/1044/93.

Further Information

Mary Feuilleteau

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
- 1778 [EY] → Owner

Inferred by LBS to have been one of the estates bequeathed by Richard Wilson sen.

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Shirley House [Built] 
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Mid-Georgian house in Southampton, built c. 1760. Richard Wilson was the first recorded occupant and is believed to have built the...
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Demolished in the...

Relationships (5)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Other relatives
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Great grandfather and great...
Son → Father
Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Charlotte Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Shirley House, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England