George Cole

1785 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner until 1828 with William and James Eccles (q.v.) in Robert Eccles & Co.

  1. Genealogical sources indicate he was resident of Glasgow, then Dawlish in Devon and then of Wellington Somerset. In 1851 George Cole 'retired merchant' aged 66 born Dawlish was living at The Cottage, Weech, Dawlish with his (second) wife Maria aged 30 and son George Cole a clergyman born Scotland aged 25.

  2. The will of George Cole [late of the City of Glasgow but now] of Dawlish Devon was proved 02/07/1853: the will identifies his son as the Rev. George Lamont Cole.

  3. The Rev. George Lamont Cole, son of George Cole merchant of Glasgow, was born there, was hence the same man as the clergyman son George Cole shown at Dawlish in the 1851 census, and possibly the namesake of John Lamont (q.v.). George Cole of Glasgow was an executor of Boyden Lamont (q.v.), John Lamont's half-brother.


  1. accessed 15/08/2013; 1851 census online.

  2. PROB 11/2175/120.

  3. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

Further Information

(2) Maria
With (1), George Lamont Cole
West India merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£1,074 18S 9D
£1,168 5S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,060 7S 7D
£2,140 8S 5D
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
William & James Eccles
West India merchant  

Addresses (2)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Dawlish, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England