John Wood Nelson

1770 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John and Mary Nelson, partner in Nelson & Adam (q.v.) and father of John Henry Nelson (q.v.).

  1. John Wood Nelson baptised 31/10/1770 ('born 1st inst.') at St Marylebone, son of John and Mary.  Married Mary Porter 24/11/1798 at St Mary Rotherhithe.  

  2. Will of John Wood Nelson merchant of [Mecklenburgh Square] St Pancras [and late of Hyde Park Gardens but at Stoke Damerell Devon [made 05/01/1836] proved 12/12/1844. In the will he said that 'whereas from the present unsettled and uncertain state of affairs in the West Indies it is impossible for me to make any specific arrangement of my property' he left all his estate to his wife Mary Porter Nelson [his sole executrix] to make every suitable provision for my [sic] two sons, and asked that the certain annual allowance he made for to Mrs Elizabeth Milburn be continued. [He added in a codicil that he had given to his wife a box of 'securities': the attestation showed the box contained £10,500 in two hundred 'Dutch bonds'].


  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; PROB 11/2009. Baptisms of two children at St Pancras from, London, England, Births, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. There is no apparent entry for John Henry Nelson but John Henry Nelson's probate identifies Charles Charnock Nelson as his brother.

  2. PROB 11/2009/147. Administration was granted in 1857 to Charles Charnock Nelson and John Henry Nelson.

Further Information

Mary Porter
Mary Ann (1804-), Charles Charnock (1808-), John Henry

Associated Claims (3)

£1,940 6s 1d
£413 6s 4d
£987 0s 8d

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 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Nelson & Adam
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Father → Son
Notes →
The two men were also business...

Addresses (3)

Hyde Park Gardens, London, Middlesex, London, England
Mecklenburgh Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Savage Gardens, City of London, Middlesex, London, England