William John Neilson

???? - 1829


Owner of Woodside estate in St Mary, Jamaica which he inherited on the death of his father John Neilson when William John Neilson was around 9 years of age. Married Jane Eliza and had six children by the time of his death in 1829. Taken by his mother to live in England after the death of his father, he had returned to Jamaica by the early 1810s and described himself in his will (written in 1828) as a 'practitioner of physic and surgery'.


Erna Brodber, Woodside, Pear Tree Grove P.O. (Mona, Jamaica: The University of the West Indies Press, 2004) p. 10-11, 18-19.

Further Information

Eliza Jane
George, William John, 4 daughters

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
- 1828 [LA] → Other

Owner in right of his wife until his death c. 1829.

1815 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
Husband → Wife