William Calton Rutson

???? - 1817


Liverpool merchant and cotton-broker, son of the slave-trader William Rutson, and a partner in Ewart Rutson, later Ewart Myers (q.v.). The firm of Ewart Rutson, later Ewart Myers, was a consignee for slave-owners, including Bertie Entwisle (q.v.).

  1. William Ewart, William C. Rutson and Archibald Maxwell et al. - partners in Ewart Rutson - were parties to an 03/02/1807 Power of Attorney to William Barton of Liverpool 'to obtain possession of estates on Barbados'. These estates have not yet been identified.

  2. The will of William Calton Rutson of Allerton Lodge proved 24/04/1817. He left an annuity of £3000 p.a. and the use of Allerton Lodge to his wife (provided she did not remarry - if she did so then her annuity was to reduce to £600 p.a.) and the remainder of his estate to his son William Rutson.


  1. British Caribbean Documents. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/archival_objects/2192358 Accessed April 28, 2020.

  2. PROB 11/1591/371.

Further Information


Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Ewart Myers
General overseas merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
William Myers was also one of the executors of William Calton...
Business partners
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Allerton Lodge, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England