William George Shedden

22nd Jul 1803 - 3rd Dec 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Hawthorn & Shedden with his brother-in-law Robert Hawthorn (q.v.). Son of George (q.v.) and Mary Shedden, and grandson of Robert Shedden (q.v.).

  1. Born at 6 Bedford Square 22/07/1803. Baptised 09/08/1803 St George's Bloomsbury (parentage as above). Died s.p. 03/12/1872 at Spring Hill. Additional addresses given for him were Paulers Pury Park, Northamptonshire; Hardmead, Buckinghamshire; Knockmarloch, Ayrshire.

  2. Will of William George Shedden late of Spring Hill, Whippingham, Isle of Wight who died 3 December 1872 at Spring Hill proved by William Hawthorn of 5 Lime St Square the nephew one of the executors: effects under £35,000, resworn November 1881 under £45,000.

Later generations of Sheddens were descended from William George Shedden's brother Roscow Cole Shedden (1811-1877) and the latter's son George Shedden (1856-).


  1. Ancestry.com, Visitation of England and Wales [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1872.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William George Sheddan
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£2,004 6s 1d
£390 12s 4d

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
1834 [EA] - → Not known

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Hawthorn & Shedden
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Country house
Spring Hill [Built] 
description →
Country house, rebuilt 1863-1865 by William George...
notes →
Nick Hartley, The Prince of Privateers (London, 2012) p....

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Spring Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Wessex, England