Lestock Peach Wilson

27th May 1788 - 17th Jul 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


Lestock Peach Wilson was a partner in the East India firm of Palmer, McKillop (q.v.) - who were mortgagees on Upper Latante in Grenada - and brother-in-law of Maria Edgeworth. He was the son of Lestock Wilson (q.v.), a captain for the East India Company who is described in online sources as 'founder of Palmer, Wilson & Company, a shipping company.'

  1. Lestock Peach Wilson buried St John Hackney 22/07/1868 aged 80. The will of Lestock Peach Wilson of 37 Wigmore Street who died 17/07/1868 was proved 01/08/1868, effects under £8000 (resworn Sept. 1870 under £9000). A call for creditors of Lestock Peach Wilson late of 37 Wigmore Street who died 17/07/1868 was published in the London Gazette 22/12/1868.


Letter from Sir Walter Scott to Maria Edgeworth 04/02/1829, referenced in Lord Byron and his Times https://www.lordbyron.org/monograph.php?doc=JoLockh.Scott&select=VII.ch5.2 [accessed 16/07/2020]; Lestock Wilson, https://www.lordbyron.org/persRec.php?&selectPerson=LeWilso1821 [accessed 16/07/2020].  

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1868; London Gazette 22/12/1868 p. 6793.


Further Information

Frances Maria Edgeworth

Will proved 1/8/1868 effects under £8000: resworn Sept 1870 under £9000

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£3,495 5s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

London Assurance
notes →
1. Elected sub-Governor London Assurance 23 April 1845...
Other partner
Palmer, McKillop, Dent & Co.
East India merchant  

Cultural (1)


Imperial (1)

East India Company
notes →
A captain for the East India...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

37 Wigmore street, London, Middlesex, London, England