Marmaduke Hilton

1711 - 3rd Jan 1768


London merchant, partner with Vincent John Biscoe (q.v.). Mortgagee-in-possession in his own name of Friendship estate (Jamaica, parish unknown) from at least 1752-1763, and with Biscoe also mortgagee of Golden Grove.

"Merchant commerce" at George Yard, Lombard Street, London, 1749-1752.

"A merchant of London", inherited Biersted manor in Surrey from John Godfrey Esquire in 1757; he bequeathed it to Vincent Biscoe Esquire. In his will, he described John Godfrey as his late cousin.

Marmaduke Hilton, "a West India merchant", died 03/01/1768 aged 57, buried at Limpsfield, Surrey, 11/01/1768.

Will of Marmaduke Hilton, Merchant of Austin Friars, City of London, proved 15/01/1768. The will makes no mention of West Indian property. He left £12,000 in trust for his sisters, and made his partner Vincent John Biscoe his sole executor and residuary legatee.


See estate information for Friendship.

E.W. Brayley, A topographical history of Surrey (1841) vol. 4 pp. 154, 173.

London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer vol. 36 p. 688;, Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

PROB 11/935/150.

Further Information

West India merchant

Associated Estates (2)

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
1752 [EA] - 1763 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1764 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In his will made in 1789, Fortunatus Dwarris said he had taken a mortgage on Golden Grove from 'Hilton and Biscoe of London' in 1764 of which £720 was left.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Hilton & Biscoe
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
Vincent John Biscoe was also the sole executor and residuary legatee of his late partner Marmaduke Hilton's...
Testator → Executor
Business associates
Notes →
The London merchants Hilton and Biscoe were 'invaluable' to Nathaniel Phillips in his early years in Jamaica, Karl B. Koth, John E. Serieux, 'Sugar, Slavery and Wealth: Jamaica Planter Nathaniel...

Addresses (1)

George Yard, Lombard Street, London, Middlesex, London, England