Thomas Wilson

???? - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Dublin merchant, partner in Joseph Wilson & Sons, with Henry Daniel Brooke (q.v.), both men appearing as awardees or claimants in several Trinidad claims.

  1. Thomas Wilson was appointed as US Consul to Dublin in 1827.

  2. 'Thomas Wilson, was senior partner in Joseph Wilson and Sons, general merchants, North wall and Commercial Buildings, Dublin. He built Westbury, Stillorgan, and was a member of the Ouzel Galley Society, a trustee of the Royal Exchange, a director of the National Assurance Company of Ireland, and a governor of Sir Patrick Dun’s hospital. For many years he also served as United States consul in Dublin. However, his main career interest was in banking and he served as a director of the Bank of Ireland at various times during 1821-57 and as its governor 1838-40. In 1841 he enraged repeal political interests by describing Ireland as ‘overbanked’. He was elected a life member of the Dublin Society in 1813, his proposers being Alderman Carleton and Richard Darling. He was not notably active in the R.D.S. although he was recorded as proposing or seconding candidates for membership in 1833 and 1841. He died in 1857.'


  1. London Gazette, Issue 18324, 12/01/1827, p. 81.

  2. Royal Dublin Society, Past Members, accessed 27/06/2014.

Further Information


Associated Claims (9)

£5,737 4s 5d
£888 14s 3d
£2,793 0s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£100 5s 4d
£2,233 19s 5d
£2,125 7s 3d
£5,544 1s 7d
£1,995 16s 7d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,905 18s 1d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Presumably mortgagee though shown as owner in the compensation records

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Joseph Wilson & Sons
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland