Edward Walkinshaw

1799 - 1861


Liverpool merchant. Possibly trustee or executor for William Walkinshaw, whose widow Sarah Anne Walkinshaw (q.v.) corresponded with the Compensation Commissioners in 1837.

  1. Fiat in bankruptcy awarded against Edward Walkinshaw of Liverpool merchant 16/12/1833.

  2. In 1851 Edward Walkinshaw West India merchant aged 52 was living at 11 Huskisson Street with his wife Mary also 52, both born Scotland, and their children Andrew 20 (apprentice to a cotton broker) and Eliza 14. Possibly the Edward Walkinshaw whose death was registered Q1 1861 in Flint and for whose estate administration was granted 30/03/1871 to his widow Mary of Maesydderwen Mold, when he was described as formerly of Glasgow but late of Mold Flintshire who died at Mold 21/02/1861, effects under £20.

  3. Edward Walkinshaw merchant in Glasgow and Mary Crombie residing in Edinburgh married 31st July by Mr. Henry Gray Minister of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. They had at least two children born in Scotland (John born 05/09/1822 and Edward born 02/09/1827) and at least 3 children born in Liverpool (Charles Edward born 06/05/1834, Eliza Hester born 14/06/1836 and William born 12/03/1838).

  4. In 1825, William Walkinshaw registered two 'personal slaves', the property of his wife Mrs Sarah Walkinshaw.

  5. There is some evidence to suggest that William and Edward Walkinshaw were the sons of John Walkinshaw and Mary Nicol, born 01/11/1794 and 02/05/1798 in Glasgow. In her will of 1827, Mary Walkinshaw née Nicol left all her property to her son Robert and after Robert's death to John (the son of her son Edward) and Mary (the daughter of her son William). The eldest child of William Walkinshaw of Trinidad was called Mary and the eldest child of Edward was called John.


T71/1594 p. 154 letter of Compensation Commissioners 18/12/1837 to Mrs Sarah Walkinshaw 10 Brunswick Buildings Weymouth.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 19118, 10/01/1834, p. 69; London Gazette, Issue 19157, 23/05/183,4 p. 956.

  2. 1851 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1871.

  3. General Registry Office for Scotland OPR Marriages 644/01 0400 0029, Births 644/01 0310 0128 and 644/01 0320 0327. www.familysearch batch no. C02360-1.

  4. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], 1825 - Personal (Index) Trinidad.

  5. Births of William and Edward: General Registry Office for Scotland OPR 644/01 190 382 and 644/01 190 194. Will of Mary Nicol widow of the deceased John Walkinshaw Glasgow Sheriff Court SC36/51/6. See also separate entry for Sarah Anne Walkinshaw.

Further Information

Andrew; Eliza
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£1,341 12s 9d
£64 0s 1d
Other association

Relationships (1)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (1)

11 Huskisson Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England