Charles David WILKINSON [1861-1942] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Charles David WILKINSON [1861-1942]

Charles David
c.1861-07-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Belper, Derbyshire
Birthplace (country): 

Notes from the History page on the Wilkinson & Grist website:

Mr Wilkinson was a keen sailor and a member of the Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club. Professionally he was involved in maritime cases and co-authored the book “Navigation of Ships in Fog”. Patent and trademark law practice in the Far East region was also a major area of his practice. In 1907, he published a book entitled “History and Law of Trademarks in Hong Kong”. This book was well received and a second edition of the book was published. Intellectual Property has therefore always been a very important part of the firm’s practice and this, of course, continues to this day. We pride ourselves on working closely with many multinational and local corporations, the Government of HKSAR, major institutions and universities in relation to their intellectual property matters.

Mr Wilkinson made significant contributions to The Law Society of Hong Kong. He was one of the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association when the society was incorporated in 1907. When the Law Society celebrated its centenary in 2007, special tribute was paid to Mr. Wilkinson as being one of the seven lawyers who met with the then Governor of Hong Kong to request for the incorporation of The Law Society of Hong Kong.

His death is noted on Carl Smith Card #152823


UK Birth Index

Charles David Wilkinson birth registered Quarter 3 1861 Belper Derbyshire

Baptsism St Mary's Belper 15 July 1861

1881 Census Tettenhall Staffordshire

Living with parents and siblings Charles D Wilkinson  age 19 solicitor's articled clerk born Belper Derbyshire 

Marriage 2 February 1893 Charles David Wilkinson to Muriel Agnes Insoll (Carl Smith Card) 

28 October 1894  The Haven Peak born  a son to C D Wilson

Find a Grave Muriel Agnes Wilkinson aged 28 Died 15 May 1898 Burial Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

Birth Muriel Agnes Insoll registered Quarter 1 1869 Lambeth London

Passenger List Hong Kong to London Via San Francisco 1908

Charles  D Wilkinson 47 widower

Winifred M Wilkinson 22 single [Winifred Margaret Wilmot Wilkinson]

Passenger List departing Hong Kong arriving Vancouver 7 August 1917

Charles Davidson 56  Lawyer born England

Probate Charles David Wilkinson died 18 October 1942 Craigie Lodge Isle of Wight

Bequest to Winifred Margaret Wilmot Wilkinson spinster.

Carl Smith Card 152833 refers to the death of Eric Hugh Wilkinson and not Charles David Wilkinson. Will File Eric Hugh Wilkinson died 21 January 1955 in Devon father C D Wilkinson