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Thomas Wilson (1792-1869)

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Married Susannah (1796-1879), daughter of John West and his wife Grace

1851 Living at Park Cottage, Cottingham (age 59 born Hull), Iron Merchant. With wife Susan (age 55 born Hull) and children David (age 35), Wine Merchant, Rachel (age 19), Charles Henry (age 17) and Emely Howard (age 15). Four servants. [1]

1861 Living at Northgate, Cottingham (age 69 born Hull), Steam Ship Owner. With wife Susannah (age 64 born Hull) and children Rachel (age 29), Charles Henry (age 28), Arthur (age 24). Also Ernest E. Wilson (age 21), his grandson, and Edith E. Wilson (age 17), his granddaughter. Plus four servants and a visitor. [2]

1869 June 21st. Died at his residence Park House, Cottingham [3]

1869 Obituary. Senior member of Thomas Wilson, Sons and Co aged 77. Apprenticed with Williamson, Wilkinson and Whittaker, Iron merchants of Hull. Started as an Iron Merchant on own account. Around 1846 they ceased the iron trade and commenced as steamship owners. [4]

1869 Funeral. First coach: David Wilson, John Wilson, E. B. Wilson and John Wilson. Second coach: Frederick Wilson, Charles Wilson, Arthur Wilson and Gordon Sanderson. Other coaches listed. [5]


  • Charles Henry Wilson born 22nd April 1833 became in 1906 the 1st Baron Nunburnholme

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Friday, June 25, 1869
  4. The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Friday, June 25, 1869
  5. The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Friday, July 2, 1869