William Wyllie

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for enslaved people on Les Coteaux on Tobago and party to Chancery suits involving the estates on Tobago of his deceased father-in-law George Morison: his claim arose by virtue of his marriage to Martha Morison rather than from his own mercantile activity and he has been categorised as a rentier.

  1. Marriage of William Wyllie of St Peter Cornhill and Martha Morison, 15/08/1818 at All Saints Edmonton.

  2. William Wyllie of Castlebar Park Ealing, merchant dealer and chapman was bankrupt 1838.

  3. William Wyllie of Hoddesdon Hertfordshire was buried aged 69 at All Souls Kensal Green 22/11/1862.

  4. William Morison Wyllie, and in turn his son William L. Wyllie, were painters of some standing. William Lionel Wyllie has an entry in the ODNB.

These four items have been connected on genealogical sites but to date only the first and fourth have been definitively connected with the William Wyllie of the award.  


T71/891 Tobago 336A-C. In T71/891 Tobago no. 21 and other awards in the Chancery case of Morison v Morison, Wyllie was described as the consignee of the estate of George Morison. William Wyllie of No. 70 St John's Wood Terrace, Middlesex provided an affidavit 09/05/1853 as executor of [presumably his father] 'William Wyllie formerly of the Commercial Road...owner and commander of the ship Brothers and late of the Island of Tobago', deceased 15/08/1833, effects £20, Ancestry.con, London, England, Wills and Probate, 1507-1858 [database online].

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. London Gazette, Issue 19685, 11/12/1838, p. 2881.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/info_sheets_wl_wyllie.htm [accessed 05/06/2012]; H. B. Grimsditch, ‘Wyllie, William Lionel (1851–1931)’, rev. Roger Quarm, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/37050, accessed 22 July 2014]


Further Information

Name in compensation records
W. Wyllie
Martha Morison
William Morison Wyllie

Associated Claims (4)

£3,581 14s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£7,563 11s 6d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£777 0s 4d
£2,176 10s 3d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

49 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England