Wilson, Walter ♂
Student United College 1769-1772 (Library borrowing register). [Secondar].
Born 21.3.1757? son of Walter Wilson, Professor of Greek, St Andrews University and Preston Simson. [University professor] [Print Register gives birth date as 1775, but this does not fit with matriculation dates 1769-1772.]
Emigrated to Maryland in 1772 as assistant to a Scottish factor at Piscataway. A loyalist in 1775, was forced to return to Scotland. Went to India as cadet in H.E.I.C’s Service [Honourable East India Company's Service] at Madras [now Chennai, India]. Lieutenant Colonel. [Soldier]
Died at St Andrews 1.5.1841.
- PRO CO 5/116 f31, 35
- United Service Journal 1841 ii 440
- Fifeshire Jnl. 13.5.1841
- Deaths Reg. St Andrews
- Monumental inscription St Andrews Cathedral burial ground