John Grant Wilson

8th Oct 1797 - 8th Dec 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


John Grant Wilson of Bristol, who claimed apparently unsuccessfully for the enslaved people on Pickering's estate in Barbados, was almost certainly the same John Grant Wilson awarded the compensation for another smaller award in Barbados, and probably was also the same man awarded the compensation for an award in St Andrew Jamaica.

  1. Son of George Wilson and Lucy Reynolda Wilson nee Ellcock, born 08/10/1797 and baptised 05/11/1797 in St Michael, Barbados. Married Catharine Juliana Cummins, 20/01/1820 at St Michael and secondly Elizabeth Maynard, 03/03/1836 at St Lawrence, East Donyland, Essex, England.

  2. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Licenciate of the Society of Apothecaries in England from 1825. Surgeon to the Bristol General Hospital in 1834. Resident at 17 Bridge Street, Bristol from at least 1836. Of Bridge Street, Bristol in 1850; of Richmond Terrace, Clifton and late senior surgeon, Bristol General Hospital in 1855; of 17 Richmond Terrace and 17 Bridge Street, Bristol in 1860.

  3. In 1841, John Grant Wilson age 40 was living at Bridge Street, Bristol, surgeon, born foreign parts, with Elizabeth age 30, Lucy age 15, John Grant age 15, Elizabeth age 5, George age 3, Henry age 2, four female servants and one "pupil" age 20. In 1851 John Grant Wilson aged 53 General Practitioner MRCSE born Barbados was living at 17 Bridge Street Bristol with wife Elizabeth (aged 40-49, the exact age is indecipherable) born Hampshire and daughter Elizabeth aged 19 born Bristol. John Grant Wilson, surgeon, of 17 Richmond Terrace Clifton and Bridge Street Bristol died 08/12/1860, will proved 21/01/1861 by the oath of Elizabeth Wilson, widow, the relict, sole executrix. Effects under £3000.


T71/895 Barbados no. 129 (Pickerings); T71/899 Barbados no. 4400; T71/865 St Andrew no. 407.

  1., Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891 [database online];, Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879 [database online];, Essex, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1935 [database online].

  2. The London and Provincial Medical Directory: 1850 edition p. 458; 1855 edition p. 457; 1860 edition p. 843; Transactions of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, vol. 2 (1834), xxi;, UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database online].

  3. 1851 census; London Gazette 22536 06/08/1861 p. 3289; National Probate Calendar 1861.

We are grateful to Georgia Clarke for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Catharine Julian Cummins [2] Elizabeth Maynard
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£58 5s 2d
£1,322 9s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)

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
Previous owner

Probably this John G. Wilson - but it is not certain.

Addresses (2)

17 Bridge Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
17 Richmond Terrace, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England