The name Thomas Wilson appears several times in Gillows' Lancaster Apprentice Rolls
from 1730-1850, although they were all craftsmen working in the 18th
century. It is conceivable the Thomas Wilson responsible for the present lot was a descent with a long family association to the Lancastrian firm.
 Stuart, S., Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, China, 2008, p. 300.