Claude Neilson

1793 - 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant, partner in Hon. Wm. Fraser, Alexander and Neilson.

  1. "[Marriage, 23/09/1817] At Putney, Claud Neilson, Esq., only son of Claude Neilson of Ardarden, Dumbartonshire, to Renee, daughter of the late Chas. Clifton, of Demerary." "[Death 13/01/1807] At Paisley, Lockhart Alexander, spouse of Claud Neilson, Esq. of Ardarden." Lockhart Alexander was the daughter of Claud Alexander of Newton - therefore Claude Neilson was first cousin to Boyd Alexander and William Maxwell Alexander (both q.v.).

  2. Baptism of Claud Neilson 18/07/1820 - mother was Renee Ginshard [sic] Neilson Hackney Middlesex. Baptism of Boyd Alexander Neilson 04/04/1827 Hackney - mother Rance [sic] Guishard [sic] Neilson, the father was Claude Neilson.

  3. 1820: ending of partnerships of Neilson and Hunter Glasgow; Neilson Johnston & Co. (Kingston) and Neilson, Ure & Co in Glasgow and William Ure & Co in St Thomas.

  4. In the 1851 census at Summit House, Stamford Hill, London, age 58, widower, merchant, born Scotland, with children Claud (30), Lockhart (25), Boyd A. (24), Charles C. (22), Jane (18), Margaret (15), Hellen H. (11) - all born in Hackney, Middlesex. Also present were 6 visitors and 6 servants. At the same address, again with his family, in 1861 and 1871. In 1881 his son Claude [sic] Neilson was at 78 Clapton Common, West India merchant, living with Lockhart Neilson sister, Boyd A. (brother, West India merchant) Charles C[lifton] (brother, solicitor) all unmarried.

  5. Claude Neilson [senior] formerly of Leadenhall Street but late of Upper Clapton and of Great St Helens died 14/05/1872; effects under £25,000. Executors were Claud Neilson of Great St Helens; Boyd Alexander Neilson of Great St Helens; Charles Clifton Neilson of Lincolns Inn.

  6. 1872: East and West India Dock Co looking to fill vacancy caused by death of Claud Neilson.

  7. 1927: receivership of Helene Cox trading as Claud Neilson & Sons. 6 Bury Court St Mary Axe London EC merchant.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 1045 (Yapton Farm?).

  1. Blackwoods Magazine, Vol. 2, p. 126 (October 1817); The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 69, Part 1, p. 80 (January 1807). Birth of Lockhart Alexander to Claud Alexander and Joanna Cunningham, Glasgow 20/02/1760, General Registry Office for Scotland OPR Births 644/01 0130 0250; Blackwoods Magazine Vol. 2. p. 125 (Oct. 1818) shows the marriage announcement as Claud Neilson, son of Claud Neilson of Ardarden Dumbartonshire (who d. c 1826).

  2., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; 1881 census online.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 17650, 11/11/1820, p. 2118.

  4. 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses online.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1872.

  6. London Gazette, Issue 23874, 09/07/1872, p. 3119.

  7. London Gazette, Issue 33294 15/07/1927 p. 4628.

Further Information

Renee Clifton
Claud, Lockhart, Boyd Alexander, Charles Clifton, Jane, Margaret, Helen Harriet (1840-1907)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (11)

£1,681 4s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,679 6s 5d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£8,926 12s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,993 13s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,101 19s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,363 5s 10d
£7,856 11s 7d
£3,794 13s 7d
Mortgagees-in-possession by 1822, possibly owners-in-fee by 1834.
£3,705 2s 7d
£6,525 9s 0d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,341 12s 9d

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
- 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Claud or Claude Neilson had married Renee Guichard Clinton, the daughter of Charles Clinton of Demerara, the owner of Concordia until his death at an unknown date before 1817. Renee Guichard Neilson's brother George James Clinton claimed on behalf of himself, his sister and her husband.

1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Name partner
Imperial Fire
Name partner
Neilson, Ure & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (5)

Business partners
Business partners
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Summit House, Stamford Hill, London, Middlesex, London, England