William Neilson

???? - 1817


Dominica and later Liverpool slave-trader, and slave-owner in Demerara, partner with William Heathcote (q.v.). Consistent with the financial problems implied by the appearance of assignees for his estate in Demerara, David Pope shows him as leaving only £100 in his will, proved at Chester 12/01/1819, of Liverpool and Newbie Dumfriesshire.


David Pope, 'The wealth and aspirations of Liverpool;s slave merchants' in Richardson et al. Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery p. 212.

Further Information


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
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner

Registered to assignees of William Neilson in both 1817 and 1826, by which later time he was deceased.

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Newbie Tower [Purchased] 
description →
House and possibly estate near Annan, bought by William Neilson from James, 3rd Earl of Hopetoun, in 1800. Neilson's trustees sold the property in 1820 after his death. ...

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England