Caroline Clogstoun (née Walcott)

1791 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Née Walcott; the trustees of her marriage settlement with Samuel Matthew Clogstoun (q.v.) were awarded part of the compensation for Samuel Harman's estate on Antigua. Of her children with Samuel Matthew Clogstoun: Anthony Clogstoun became Governor of Gambia and later Provost Marshal of Trinidad where he died in 1851; Herbert Clogstoun was awarded the Victoria Cross in India in 1859 and was killed there in 1862 (one of his daughters married Sir Elwin Mitford Palmer, who has an entry in the ODNB as 'colonial official' and a second was the mother of the 6th Baron Somers, in the ODNB as 'chief scout for Great Britain and the British Commonwealth and empire, and colonial governor)'; and Augusta married her first cousin George Wilder, son of George Lodowick Wilder (q.v.).

  1. Born Christchurch, Hampshire in 1791, the daughter of Edmund Walcott later Sympson. In 1841, she was again living at Christchurch, aged '45', Independent with daughters Caroline age 15, Augusta age 13 and son Edward age 9. Edward was born in Guernsey, according to the 1861 census. Death of Caroline Jane Clogstoun registered Christchurch Hampshire Q1 1843. The will of Caroline Jane Clogstoun, widow of Mudeford, Hampshire, was proved at London 03/03/1843.


T71/877 Antigua no. 270. Major Edmund Yeamans Walcott of Woolwich Kent and George Lodowick Wilder of Downing Street London, 'trustees under marriage settlement of Samuel M. Clogstoun and Miss Caroline J Walcott, for two legacies of £3000 each under the will of the claimant's [Samuel Harman] grandfather.' Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. I p. 139 shows Samuel Clogstown marrying 'Caroline Ann Sympson', daughter of Edmund Walcot Sympson of Winkton and Catherine Anne Lyons, dau. of John Lyons of Antigua 'by Jane Harman his wife.'

  1., England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 [database online] (she was baptised 10/08/1793); 1841 census online (where she appears under 'Clogston'); 1861 census online 'Edward Clogstown'; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]. Astor of Hever, ‘Cocks, Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-, sixth Baron Somers (1887–1944)’, rev. Marc Brodie, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 25 April 2016] C. P. Lucas, ‘Palmer, Sir Elwin Mitford (1852–1906)’, rev. J. G. Darwin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 25 April 2016]; PROB 11/1976/88.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Samuel Matthew Clogstoun
Caroline; Augusta; Edward; Anthony; Herbert

Associated Claims (1)

£2,038 2s 0d

Relationships (3)

Wife → Husband
Sister → Brother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (2)

Christchurch, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Guernsey, Channel Islands