Archibald Nielson or Neilson

???? - 1823


London merchant, bankrupt in 1810. With his partner John Henderson he was party to an assignment of Richmond and Howards on Antigua to their assignees Edward Ellice and William Holden in 1816.

  1. Will of Archibald Neilson of Old Jewry proved 23/06/1823. Under the will he left his estate to his natural daughter Anna Jeanne Nielson, wife of Thomas Carmichael, subject to a legacy of £1000 to his natural son Alfred Neilson. He noted that Thomas Carmichael was of Nantes: 'Carmichael' had 4 slave voyages from Nantes 1823-1827 and 12 from Le Havre 1786-1793, the latter mostly in partnership with John and William Collow. Remarkably, administration of this will was granted in 1918, effects £600.


Caribbeana Vol. I p. 64.

  1. PROB 11/1672/276; National Probate Calendar 1918.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1815 [EA] - 1816 [LA] → Other

Patrick Kirwan had agreed to buy Richmond and Chapman's & Howard's estates from the assignees of John Henderson and Archibald Nielson or Neilson in 1815. The following year Archibald Nielson or Neilson was party to a transfer of the estate to Edward Ellice and William Holden, assignees of Henderson and Neilson.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

William Tod & Co.
General overseas merchant?