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Robert Wigram

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Sir Robert Wigram (1744-1830)

1744 January 30th. Born the son of John Wigram (1712-1746) and his wife Mary Clifford (1720-1777)

1772 Married Catherine Brodhurst

1787 Married Eleanor Watts

1790 Named one of his sons for his close friend, William Money, thus Money Wigram

1803 Robert Wigram MP was one of the initial subscribers in the East India Dock Co, later became a director.

1805 Sir Robert Wigram bought a large share in Perry, Wells and Green; the firm became Wigram, Wells and Green.

By 1813 Wigram had taken over all the Wells's interest in the firm and it became Wigram and Green. He owned half the business, his sons Money and Loftus Wigram a quarter, and Green the remaining quarter.

1818 Knighted

1819 Robert Wigram retired from Wigram and Green; he sold his half of the business to the other partners.

1830 November 6th. Died

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Sir Robert Wigram, ODNB