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