See also

Geraldine WILSON (1905- )

1. Geraldine Edith Mary WILSON, daughter of Lieut Col Sir Murrough John WILSON JP, KBE (1875- ) and Sybil May MILBANK ( - ), was born on 19 December 1905. She married John Erskine Scott WALFORD on 19 August 1933.


John Erskine Scott WALFORD and Geraldine Edith Mary WILSON had the following children:


Davinia Margaret WALFORD (1934- ). Davinia was born on 10 October 1934.

Pamela Mary WALFORD (1941- ). Pamela was born on 2 January 1941. She married Patrick Guy BROOKING on 11 April 1964.

Second Generation

2. Lieut Col Sir Murrough John WILSON JP, KBE, son of John Gerald WILSON CB and Angelina Rosa Geraldine O'BRIEN, was born on 14 September 1875 in Yorkshire, Manfield. He had the title 'DL for North Riding, Yorks'. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army, Unionist Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorks. He married Sybil May MILBANK on 16 February 1904.


... of Cliffe Hall, Yorks

Unionist MP in 1924 for Richmond, Yorks.

...It was Saturday July 24 1954, the Sir Murrough Wilson Cup against Walworth, when his 10-30 helped rout Walworth for 60 in reply to Cockerton's 73. Maurice and four others had failed to trouble the scorers....


3. Sybil May MILBANK was the daughter of Sir Powlett Charles John MILBANK 2nd Baronet and Edith Mary GREEN-PRICE. She and Murrough John WILSON had the following children:


John WILSON (1905-1905). John was born in 1905. He died in 1905.

Gerald Richard Powlett WILSON (1912- ). Gerald was born in 1912. He married Ursula Mary DRAKE in 1936.

Kathleen May WILSON (1900-1984). Kathleen was born on 19 August 1900. She married Harold Boscawen LEVESON-GOWER on 11 June 1930. She died in 1984.


Geraldine Edith Mary WILSON (1905- )

Pamela WILSON (1915-1999). Pamela was born on 21 March 1915. She married Peter WRIGHTSON on 31 August 1946. She died on 3 August 1999.

Third Generation

4. John Gerald WILSON CB, son of Richard Bassett WILSON and Anne FITZGERALD, was born on 29 December 1841 in Yorkshire, Man[s]field. He was a Colonel in the Army. He married Angelina Rosa Geraldine O'BRIEN on 4 June 1873. He died on 8 March 1902.


John Gerald Wilson of Cliffe was Colonel, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.

"Wilson. - Col. John Gerald Wilson, C.B., commanding 3rd Batt. York and Lancaster Regt., died March 8th, 1902, of wounds received in action between Tweebosch and Palmietkuil the previous day. He was the eldest son of the late Richard Bassett Wilson, Esq., of Cliffe, by his marriage with Anne, daughter of the late William Fitzgerald, Esq., of Adelphi, co. Clare. Col. Wilson was born in 1841, and educated at Cheltenham. He joined the 84th Regt. in 1858 from the Royal Military College as an ensign. After the death of his father in 1867, and his succession to the family estate of Cliffe Hall, Piercebridge, Darlington, he retired from the army as a capt., but subsequently accepted a commission in the volunteer force, and in 1873 was appointed to the command of the 1st North Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers. From the latter he was transferred in 1883 to the command of the 3rd West Yorkshire Militia, now the 3rd Batt. York and Lancaster Regt., and in 1889 he was appointed to the command of the West Yorkshire Volunteer Brigade. He was awarded the C.B. on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria in 1897, and was hon. col. of the 2nd Volunteer Batt. Prince of Wales’s West Yorkshire Regt. His battalion was first embodied in Dec., 1899, being disembodied after twelve months?service. It was again embodied in Dec., 1901, and volunteering for active service proceeded to South Africa. In the course of the war, Col. Wilson lost a brother (Col. Richard B. Wilson) and a son (2nd Lieut. Richard B. Wilson). The name of Col. J. G. Wilson is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War Memorial erected at Cheltenham College."

His service record from the eighty-fourth regiment:

"Wilson, John Gerald, C.B.-Born at Cliffe Hall, Darlington, December 29th, 1841. From R.M.C. to Ensign 84th Foot without purchase December 31st, 1858; Lieutenant by purchase December 19th, 1862; Captain by purchase December 4th, 1866; Retired by sale of his Commission September 13th 1867; Lieutenant-Colonel 1st North York Rifle Volunteers June 9th, 1871; Resigned January, 1883; Lieutenant-Colonel 3rd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment January 20th, 1883. Went with the 3rd Battalion to the South African War in 1901, and died of wounds received in action on March 2nd, 1902, while with Lord Methuen's column between Tweebosch and Palmietkiul. Served in Malta April 3rd, 1865, to June 13th, 1866."

Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press.


ALDBROUGH is a township containing 1,807 acres and 400 inhabitants. The soil is fertile, and in a high state of cultivation. The gross estimated rental of the township is £2,685, and the rateable value, £2,421. Eleanor, dowager duchess of Northumberland, is lady of the manor, and the most extensive landowner;

Col,. J. G. Wilson, Cliffe Hall, owns 145 acres; Messrs. Hutchinson and Shipton, 22 acres; and Miss Spencely, six acres besides cottage property.


5. Angelina Rosa Geraldine O'BRIEN, daughter of Rev. the Hon. Henry O'BRIEN and Unk UNK, was born circa 1852 in Ireland. She and John Gerald WILSON had the following children:


Richard Bassett WILSON (1874-1900). Richard was born in 1874 in Yorkshire, Manfield. He was a Lieutenant, Imperial Yeomanry. He died on 26 July 1900.


Murrough John WILSON (1875- )

Harriet Anne Dorothy WILSON (1876- ). Harriet was born in 1876 in Yorkshire. She married Frederick Richard MILBANK on 12 July 1904.

Denis Daly WILSON (1878- ). Denis was born on 22 October 1878. He married Mary Henrietta FRANKS on 17 December 1911.

Frank O'Brien WILSON (1883-1962). Frank was born on 30 April 1883 in France. He married Elizabeth Frances PEASE on 25 November 1919 in Middleton Tyas. He died on 7 April 1962 in Kilima Kiu, Kenya.

Gladys Mary WILSON (1880- ). Gladys was born in 1880 in Yorkshire. She married John Beaumont HOTHAM on 15 August 1905.

Gerald Geoffry WILSON (1884-1896). Gerald was born in 1884 in France. He died in December 1896.

Geraldine WILSON (1888- ). Geraldine was born in 1888 in Yorkshire.


6. Sir Powlett Charles John MILBANK 2nd Baronet married Edith Mary GREEN-PRICE.


7. Edith Mary GREEN-PRICE has few details recorded about her. She and Powlett Charles John MILBANK had the following children:


Frederick Richard MILBANK ( - ). Frederick married Harriet Anne Dorothy WILSON on 12 July 1904.


Sybil May MILBANK ( - )