George Whitlock Senior
25 May 1758 – George Whitlock, tailor, applied to the Bridewell Royal Hospital to lease a house at Wapping. (Minutes of the Court of Governors, 22 May 1751-1 December 1761, London Lives Ref: BBBRMG202070317)
February 1760 – A George Whitlock, tailor, published a notice that he was continuing in partnership with Thomas Edwards, the son of Thomas Edwards deceased, his former partner, late of Old Gravel Lane near Wapping. (Public Advertiser, 1 February 1760) Young Thomas was an apprentice to Whitlock and it would appear that by September, Whitlock was seeking to transfer his indentures. Several days later, it was reported that young Thomas had ‘eloped’. (Public Ledger, 2 & 5 September 1760)
1 November 1762 – George Whitelock, son of George and Sarah Whitelock, of Old Gravel Lane, was baptised at St George in the East.
8 October 1764 – William, son of George and Sarah Whitlock of Old Gravel Lane, was baptised at St George in the East. He was 13 days old.
16 March 1766 – Sophia, daughter of George and Sarah Whitelock, Old Gravel Lane, was baptised at St George in the East. She was 30 days old.
4 August 1768 – Sarah Whitlock, daughter of George and Sarah Whitlock of Old Gravel Lane, was born.
15 August 1768 – Sarah was baptised at St George in the East.
20 November 1769 – Thomas Walton Whitlock, son of George and Sarah Whitlock of Old Gravel Lane, was born.
1 December 1769 – Thomas Walton Whitlock was baptised at St George in the East.
29 May 1772 – Margaret was born to George and Sarah Whitlock of Wapping. He was a tailor. She was baptised the following day at St John of Wapping.
2 September 1773 – Ann was born to George and Sarah Whitlock. She was baptised at St John of Wapping on 13 March 1774.
November 1777 – He died, leaving his widow to organise his affairs. They lived in the parish of St John’s, Wapping. (Daily Advertiser, 27 November 1777)
21 November 1777 – His will was proved.
27 November 1777 – Advertisement calling for all claims or demands on the estate of George Whitlock of the parish of St John’s, Wapping, to be submitted to Mrs Whitlock, or Aldous Arnold, 274 Gun Dock, Wapping, the executors. ‘Mr Whitlock returns her sincere thanks to the friends and customers of her late husband, for their favours, and solicits a continuance of them for the benefit of herself and children’. (Daily Advertiser, 27 November 1777)
A George Whitelock occupied a property around the corner from the Camdens’ brewhouse in Brewhouse Lane from 1758 until 1773, at least, and a John Whitelock leased several nearby. (Land Tax Records, LMA, MS6013/38) Several members of the Whitlock family (John, Robert and another) rented properties in the Bridewell at Wapping in 1780, where William Camden’s premises were. (Land Tax Records, LMA, MS 6013/47)
George Whitlock Junior
27 October 1762 – George Whitelock was born to George and Sarah Whitelock of Old Gravel Lane.
1 November 1762 – George Whitelock was baptised at St George in the East.
1788 – George Whitlock married the daughter of shipowner Robert Manley, Sarah, on 22 March 1788 at St Olave’s in Hart Street. (Guildhall, St Olave Hart Street, Register of Marriages 1776-1808 and bBnns 1776-1815, 1776-1815, LMA P69/OLA1/A/01/Ms 17820/2) [Note that the Manley family were old friends of Anthony Calvert.]
24 December 1788 – Antenater [sic] Sarah Whitlock, daughter of George and Sarah was born.
25 December 1788 – Antonetta was baptised at St Olave’s, Hart Street. [Note: One of Calvert's ships was named the Antonetta.]
18 August 1790 – Elizabeth was born to George and Sarah.
2 September 1790 – Elizabeth was baptised at St Olave’s, Hart Street.
1808 – Antonetta Whitlock, daughter of George Whitlock of Savage Gardens, was left £200 in Anthony Calvert’s will, on attaining 21 years of age.
18 January 1817 – He is perhaps the George Whitelock of Ratcliff who was buried at St Dunstan’s Stepney on this date.
1786 – The firm of Hammond & Whitlock, brokers, is listed at 17 Crutched Friars. (Kent’s & Lowndes’ Directories) [In 1786 and 1787, 17 Crutched Friars was also the address of Samuel Burton, broker and auctioneer.]
Whitlock was the agent for William Walton, the owner of the Alexander, on the First Fleet.
1787 – The firm of Hammond & Whitlock, brokers, is listed at 17 Crutched Friars. (Lowndes’ Directory)
1788 – Kent’s Directory lists George Whitlock as a shipping broker of 29 Crutched Friars.
10 November 1788 – George Whitlock was admitted into the Mason’s Company.
1789 – Kent’s and Andrews’ Directories describe him as a shipping broker of 29 Crutched Friars.
George Whitlock submitted the successful tender for the Second Fleet, and two of the three ships taken up were owned by Calvert and King. It is probable that he was acting as an agent for them throughout.
19 December 1789 – Memorandum of assignment of the residue of a lease from Henry Derrett to George Whitlock of Crutched Friars. (IOR L/L/2/567)
1790 – Andrews’ Directory describes him as a shipping broker of 29 Crutched Friars. In Holden’s Directory, he is listed as George Whitelock. Bailey’s Directory listed John Whitelock, broker, almost certainly a mistake.
The East India Company purchased the lease of 29 Crutched Friars from Whitlock, for £100. (IOR L/L/2/564-573)
16 March 1790 – George Whitlock was granted the freedom of the City of London in the Company of Masons by redemption. His father was listed as George Whitlock of Wapping, slopman.
1791 – Kent’s and Lowndes’ Directories describe him as a shipping broker of 29 Crutched Friars.
He was listed in the Universal British Directory as George Whitelock, ship and insurance broker.
25 April 1791 – A notice in the Times advertised a very fine copper-bottomed ship of about 350 tons, ready to sail from Ostend for Bengal about the 10th of June. She wanted 70 to 100 tons of goods and two or three passengers. Applications to Mr E. De Jongh at Ostend, or George Whitlock at 29 Crutched Friars. (Times, 25 April 1791) [This will be Ezechiel de Jongh, a Jewish merchant who obtained citizenship at Ostend in 1781.]
5 May 1792 – Henry Law and George Whitlock of 13 Great St Helens, merchants, insured their premises with Sun Insurance. (MS 11936/386/600025)
December 1792 – Subscriber to a loyalist petition organised through Lloyds Coffee House. (Lloyds List, 28 December 1792)
30 March 1793 – The partnership of Whitlock and Rogers, with John Rogers, Junior, at New Court, Crutched Friars, policy brokers and insurers, was dissolved. (London Gazette, 30 March 1793, p.5)
April 1793 – He was bankrupt. A notice in the London Gazette, gives notice that the creditors of George Whitlock, of New Court, Crutched Friars, timber merchant and insurance broker, would meet in the following Thursday to approve arbitration of the settlement of the accounts between Whitlock and his late partner, Henry Law. (St James’s Chronicle, 6-9 April 1793)
Henry Law was a Hamburgh merchant, of Sun Court, Cornhill, and married John Roger’s eldest daughter in July 1787. Rogers was described as a warehouseman, of the same address. (General Evening Post, 19-21 July 1787) He is listed at this address in the London directories from 1782. The premises in Sun Court were abandoned as early as November 1791. (Public Advertiser, 21 November 1791)
John Rogers was listed as a warehouseman at Sun Court from 1777 to 1791. He died in October 1796. John Rogers Junior will have been his son.
January 1794 – It appears that a certificate of bankruptcy was granted in late January. (E. Johnson’s British Gazette & Sunday Monitor, 12 January 1794)
1794 – George Whitlock and Henry Law sued James Mills.
1796 – George Whitlock of Savage Gardens, was listed in the electoral register under the Mason’s Company.
1801 – George Whitelock paid land tax on a property in Savage Gardens, with a rental of £23 and an assessment of 4?. This seems to have been rented from Brook Watson.
1802 – George Whitlock, merchant, of Savage Gardens was one of the assignees of the bankrupt estate of Thomas Ward of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 18 March 1813)
1804 – George Whitlock, merchant, of Crutched Friars, was owner and Master of the Blackett, 414 tons. Presumably this was a son. (BT107/17/288-9) (Re-registered in July 1805 - TNA BT107/18/183-4)