Melvil Wilson

1800 - 20th Apr 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Thomas Wilson (1760-1829, of 6 Warnford Court, of Thomas Wilson & Co., left £120,000) and cousin of Fletcher Wilson (q.v.) and Ambrose Moore (q.v.)

One of the '3 Ws', the London-based firms trading with America that suspended payments 1837.

  1. Married Louisa Eleonora Stephenson 05/09/1828 at St George's Hanover; 1851 aged 50 living as a fundholder at Maidstone; died Metz 27/04/1868; buried Kensal Green 27/04/1868; left under £100, executrix and relict Louisa Eleonora Wilson of Hazelholt Bishops Waltham City of Southampton.


T70/880 Grenada claim no. 614 (Grand Roy Estate).

William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1829/28 for Thomas Wilson.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online]; 1851 census online; National Probate Calendar 1868;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

Further Information

Louisa Eleonora Stephenson
Martha (1829-), Charles Rivers (1831-), Alice (1834-), Fanny (1835-), Florence (1837-), Herny (1843-), Eleanora (1844-)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,810 13s 3d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (4)

Railway Investment
South Yorkshire Coal Canal and Railway [1846495]  
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1. Director of Alliance British and Foreign Fire and Life Assurance Society 1853...
Name partner
Thomas Wilson & Co.
North American merchant  
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Ambrose Moore, Melvil Wilson and Fletcher Wilson are identified as the partners of Thomas Wilson & Co. (one of the '3 Ws' in the crisis of the late 1830s), Dorfman p. 140...
Bank of England
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Member of the Court of Directors 1829-31, 1832-34,...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

16 Montague Square, London, Middlesex, London, England