He was baptised with the name of James Wilson Rimington. In 1840, his name was legally changed to James Wilson Rimington-Wilson. He married Jane Wallas, daughter of Robert Wallas, on 6 June 1849. They lived at Broomhead Hall, Yorkshire, England. Children were Reginald Henry Rimington-Wilson (1852-1927) and Henry Rimington-Wilson (1854-1915).
"DEATH OF JAMES RIMINGTON WILSON, ESQ. We have to record the death of James Rimington Wilson, Esq., J.P. (justice of the peace- e.d.), which took place at Broomhead Hall, on Sunday evening. The deceased was born in Judy, 1822, and assumed the surname and arms of Wilson, in addition to his patronymic, by Royal sign manual in July, 1840, pursuant to the will of his great uncle Henry Wilson, Esq., of Upper Tooting, Surrey. He was on the Commission of the Peace for the West Riding (of Yorkshire - e.d.). For some time he had suffered from heart disease, and had been attended by Mr. Jonathan Barber. On Sunday there was a change for the worse and he died about nine o'clock. He leaves two sons and one daughter." (1)
"The chess community has incurred no small loss by the death of Mr Rimington Wilson ... Mr.Wilson was well known for many years as an ingenious solver of problems, an industrious collector of fine (unpublished) games and the possessor of the best chess library in the world. He was moreover, a very skillful player over the board, and a most liberal patron of the game". (2)
(1). "Sheffield Independent", Tuesday 27th November 1877, p.3.
(2). "Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News", Saturday 8th December 1877, p.22
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