William Matthew Coulthurst

1797 - 10th Feb 1877

Claimant or beneficiary


London banker, senior partner in Coutts & Co., one of the trustees of George Watson Taylor (q.v.) and his wife Anna Susannnah Watson Taylor the heiress of Simon Taylor, awarded in that capacity the compensation for the enslaved people on seven estates in Hanover, St Mary and St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica.

  1. In 1851 William Matthew Coulthurst unmarried aged 54 banker born Gargrave Yorkshire was living with his brothers Henry and Nicholas (both solicitors) and sister Hannah at Streatham lodge, 'East side of Croydon Road' Streatham Surrey with 12 servants. In 1861 the same household plus Edmund Coulthurst, nephew aged 40 banker was at 'Streatfield House' in Streatham.

  2. Death of William Matthew Coulthurst registered Q1 1877 at Wandsworth aged 82. Will of William Matthew Coutlhurst, late of 59 Strand and New Street Spring Gardens and of Streatham Surrey, who died 10/2/1877 at Streatham proved 19/3/1877 by  Edward Marjoribanks, Hugh Lindsay Antrobus and Edmund Coulthurst (all nephews) and the Hon Henry Dudley Ryder, all of 59 Strand, and Frederic Ouvry of 66 Lincolns Inn Fields, effects under £600,000.     

  3. William Matthew Coulthurst built a church at Surbiton in 1874 at a cost of £19,000 in memory of his sister Hannah Mabella.


  1. 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1877.

  3. Illustrated London News 29/8/1874 p. 191.

Further Information


Associated Claims (7)

£2,512 0s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)
£5,343 19s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)
£5,649 0s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)
£5,343 5s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)
£11,009 0s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)
£9,167 5s 9d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,711 10s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [EA] - → Trustee
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Wells and Dereham [1845196]  
Railway Investment
Edinburgh and Perth [1846157]  
Railway Investment
Norfolk Extension [1846387]  

Physical (1)

description →
William Matthew Coulthurst built a church at Surbiton in 1874 at a cost of £19,000 in memory of his sister Hannah...

Relationships (1)

Trustee → Beneficiary of Trust

Addresses (3)

Streatham, Surrey, South-east England, England
59 Strand, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England
6 New Gate, Spring Gardens, London, Middlesex, London, England