Samuel Matthew Clogstoun

???? - 1834

Claimant or beneficiary


Collector of customs at Trinidad. 1814-32; the trustees of his marriage settlement with Caroline J. Walcott (q.v., under Caroline Clogstoun) were awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Samuel Harman's on Antigua. Clogstoun died 1834, his widow in 1843. Of their children: 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.).


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. Caroline Walcott's maternal grandmother was Jane Harman; 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]; 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.'; R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974).

Further Information

Caroline Jane Walcott
Caroline; Augusta; Edward; Anthony; Herbert
Charterhouse [1801-1805 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£2,038 2s 0d
Beneficiary deceased

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Son → Father