John Piggott or Pigott Wilson

???? - 1823


London merchant and slave-owner in Surinam. John Piggott Wilson appointed Donald Cameron of Surinam and failing him Colin Campbell of Surinam as his attorneys in the colony of Surinam in 1822. He appears to have been the owner of Plantation John on the East Correntine Coast c. 1821, and had mortgaged an unnamed estate in Surinam to Andrew Anderson of London in 1807 to secure a loan of 40,000 guilders.

  1. Will of John Piggott Wilson of [20 Hunter Street Brunswick Square] St Pancras [made in 1823] proved 29/10/1841. After legacies of £20 to a friend and £10 each to two servants, in the will he left his property to his mother Sybella for life and then to his reputed son John Wilson then living with him at Hunter Street. His executors included Colin Campbell of Glasgow and Rotterdam and Elphinstone Piggott.

  2. Burial of John Pigott [sic] Wilson of 20 Hunter Street aged 44 at New Church St Pancras 09/08/1823.

  3. John Wilson, the reputed son of John Piggott Wilson, was possibly the man who appeared as exectutor of Mary Campbell of Surinam in 1872.


Power of attorney of John Piggott Wilson dated 06/04/1822, Nationaal Archief Den Haag, 'Suriname: Oud Notarieel Archief » Inventaris nr. 933, Scan: 29-33'; mortgage of Plantation John with 100 enslaved people between Alex Cameron and John Piggott Wilson, Surinaamsche Courant 15/06/1821; London Gazette 18219 11/02/1826 p. 320 shows the assignees of Andrew Anderson of Lloyd's Coffee House bankrupt calling creditors of Anderson to a meeting to approve the sale of the mortgage made by John Pigggott Smith deceased to Anderson and another in 1807.

  1. PROB 11/1953/138.

  2., London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 for John Pigott Wilson Camden St Pancras Parish Chapel 1823-1834 [database online].

  3. Surinaamsche Courant, March 3,1872. 'Those who have a claim or are owed to the estate of the late Miss Mary Cambell died December 23 recently, are requested to declare their claims and to pay their due at the office of Gebr. Miller & Co in Nickerie by John Wilson testamentary executor.'

We are grateful to Ank de Vogel-Muntslag for her help with this entry.

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Relationships (1)

Testator → Executor
Notes →
Genealogical material online on Alexander Macgillonie Cameron suggests John Pigott Wilson was also a partner of Colin Campbell in Campbell, Dent. To date LBS has not verified...

Addresses (1)

20 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, London, Middlesex, London, England