Walter Williamson

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner on St Kitts, member of the Assembly for St Thomas Middle Island in 1844, and in the compensation process receiver of estates on Nevis associated with John Richardson Herbert (q.v.) and his family. He reportedly died on St Kitts in 1847. Reid, Irving said of him: 'With the exception of two short visits to England, he resided [on] and managed the [Wingfield Manor] estate and combined with it the cultivation of a small property of his own' between 1836 and 1847. Reid, Irving indicated that he was renting Wingfield Manor at this period from parties in England, and said that Reid Irving's connection began by their taking over Walter Williamson's debt to other parties of £2500, which increased to £16966 15s 4d by the time of his death. By inference, Williamson gave up ownership of Wingfield Manor at the time of compensation in the 1830s.


Simmonds Colonial Magazine and Foreign Miscellany (Jan.-April 1844) Vol. I p. 370; Select Committee on Sugar and Coffee Planting (1848), p. 117 evidence of B. B. Greene 05/04/1848.

Associated Claims (7)

£2,737 12s 11d
Awardee (Receiver)
£666 15s 4d
Awardee (Receiver)
£1,899 11s 2d
Awardee (Receiver)
£2,473 19s 7d
Awardee (Receiver)
£2,328 7s 7d
Awardee (Receiver)
£2,245 0s 2d
Awardee (Receiver)
£4,308 19s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1828 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

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Walter Williamson was the father-in-law of R.W. Pickwoad's son Edwin. This relationship was given by Reid Irving in a letter introduced by Benjamin Buck Greene in his evidence to the 1848 Committee...