John Wilson of Liverpool

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Liverpool, counterclaimed as mortgagee for £8500, apparently unsuccessfully, for the compensation on Strathaven in British Guiana. Possibly the John Wilson who had been in partnership with John Gladstone in Gladstone, Grant and Wilson (q.v.) until September 1829 and then from 1831 was partner and brother-in-law of Frederick Cort (q.v.), having married Charlotte Cort in British Guiana sometime before 1803. If so, then his will was proved 24/09/1856.


T71/885 British Guiana no. 590; David Alston, Slaves & Highlanders, 'John Wilson', [accessed 07/04/2016]; will of John Wilson of Hamilton Square Birkenhead Cheshire proved 24/09/1856, PROB 11/2239/223. After leaving £1000 to his sister and £3000 in London & Northwestern Railway stock in trust for his son Mackenzie Wilson, and monetary legacies to his grandsons, he rather unusually made his grand-daughters his residuary legatees. These were the children of John Wilson's daughter Eliza and John Gladstone's nephew Thomas Ogilvie.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£5,737 15s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (2)

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

Inferred association based on presence of William Cort as attorney

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Gladstone, Grant & Wilson
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners