Susan Woodstock Wilkes

1783 - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Susan Woodstock Wilks [sic] of 17 Pleasant Road Pentonville Middlesex counter-claimed as assignee of a mortgage for £4000 and upwards under a deed of 02/01/1831 on the Mt Pleasant and Newcastle estates on Nevis, but withdrew her counterclaim. The basis of her claim is as yet untraced: it appears that she was the mother-in-law of George Edwards (q.v.), an assignee of the London merchants Plummer & Wilson on the same estates, but even if so, her route to her claims remains puzzling. It is possible that the claims flowed from her sister Harriott Bridgwater (q.v.).

  1. 1851 Susan Wilkes widow born St James Piccadilly aged 68 living at 17 Pleasant Row with daughter Harriett Edwards aged 48 born St Marylebone.  Death of Susan Woodstock Wilkes registered Lewisham Q3 1854; Susan Woodstock Wilkes in her 71st year of Forest Hill Kent buried at South Metropolitan Cemetery (now known as West Norwood Cemetery) Lambeth 20/7/1854.

  2. Under the will of Susan Woodstock Wilkes widow of [No. 17 Pleasant Row] St James Clerkenwell [made in 1847] proved 31/10/1854 she left an annuity of £10 p.a. to Maria Bridgewater of St Kitts. Her residuary legatee and co-executrix was her daughter Harriett Edwards, identified as wife of George Edwards of Bread Street Cheapside. Administration of the will passed to George Edwards in 1858 after the death of Harriett Edwards intestate.


T71/882 Nevis Nos. 107 & 109.

  1. 1851 census online [where her birthplace is mistranscribed as 'Pueadilly Yorkshire'];, England and Wales FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] (which describes the burial place as Norwood Cemetery).

  2. PROB11/2199/431.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Susan Woodstock Wilks

Associated Claims (2)

£2,059 10s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Assignee)
£976 2s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Assignee)

Relationships (2)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
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Inferred by...

Addresses (1)

17 Pleasant Row, Pentonville, London, Middlesex, London, England