Rev. William Sloane Wilson

1790 - 24th Mar 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with William Michell (q.v.) the compensation for the enslaved people on the Cradley estate on Tobago, and also part of the compensation for the enslaved people on another estate on Tobago, now identified by LBS as Montpellier; the balance of the latter went to Martha Euphemia Wilson (q.v.), his cousin.

  1. MA Christ Church Oxford. Curate, Batheaston St Catherine Chapel 1814; curate Brompton Regis 1834. Presumably the William Wilson son of Thomas of the island of Tobago who matriculated Christ Church 22/10/1807 aged 17, BA and MA 1814. In 1851 William S. Wilson aged 60, 'married', born Tobago, formerly curate of Kings Brompton not having cure of souls was living at 2 Wellington Terrace Madron Penzance with two servants, including a housekeeper Eliza How who was born Kings Brompton (and who had been living with him in 1841 at Kings Brompton).

  2. Death of William Sloane Wilson registered at Penzance Q1 1853. At Penzance on the 24th ult., the Rev. William Sloane Wilson MA formerly of the island of Tobago West Indies and late of Milverton in Somerset, aged 62 years.

  3. Will of Rev. William Sloane Wilson clerk [formerly of the island of Tobago but now residing at Wellington Terrace in the town] of Penzance Cornwall proved 19/05/1853. Under the will he left his estate in trust for the benefit of his niece Ellen Martha Michell, the daughter of Bennet Michell (one of the trustees) and in the event of her death to another niece, Matilda Euphemia Michell, also the daughter of Bennet Michell.


Tobago nos. 25 A & B and 45 (Cradley); for Tobago no. 25A & B, counterclaim by William Mitchell [sic] of Bodmin Cornwall and the Rev William Sloane Wilson of Kings Brompton, Somerset, Clerk, as mortgagees for £4100 princal. Admitted but confined to 2/3rds estate.

  1. CCEd [database online] Person ID 40926;, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; 1841 and 1851 census online.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; West Briton Friday 1st April 1853.

  3. PROB 11/2173/97.

We are grateful to William Norton for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm. Sloane Wilson
Married but no further details
Oxford (Christ Church) [1807-1814 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£2,458 10s 6d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,397 19s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (3)

First Cousins
Son → Father
Brother → Sister

Addresses (2)

Brompton Regis, Somerset, South-west England, England
2 Wellington Terrace, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England