Hon. Archibald MacDonald

21st May 1777 - 5th Feb 1861

Claimant or beneficiary


The trustees (Vans Hathorn and Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, both q.v.) of the marriage settlement of Hon. Archibald MacDonald and Jane (q.v.) his wife were awarded a part-share of the compensation for Argyle, Calder and Calder Ridge estates in St Vincent as co-trustees.

  1. Jane Campbell married the Hon. Archibald Macdonald, 3rd son of Lord Macdonald of Slate 29/10/1802, and died 1860. Her younger sister Barbara was the first wife of the Prince de Polignac (q.v.). Both were daughters of Duncan Campbell of Ardneave, Argyllshire, Scotland.

  2. Hon. Archibald MacDonald was a founding member of Arthur's, the first West End members' (as opposed to proprietary) club in 1811, the building for which is now the Carlton Club at 69-70 St James's Street. He was an Honorary Manager on the London Board of Management of the North British Insurance Co. (founded in 1809) in 1837.

  3. [Birth, 1813] 'In Connaught-place, the wife of the Hon. Archd. Macdonald, a son.'

  4. Letters of administration of the estate of the Hon. Archibald Macdonald, formerly of Connaught Place Edgware Road but lately of 9 Belgrave Place Brighton who died 05/02/1861, granted 12/08/1861, effects under £5000.


T71/892 St Vincent claim nos. 492A&B (Argyle), 497A&B and 498A&B.

  1. Notes & Queries (1881) S6-IV p. 494.

  2. 'St. James's Street, West Side, Existing Buildings', Survey of London: volumes 29 and 30: St James Westminster, Part 1 (1960), pp. 472-486. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=40623 [accessed 29/03/2012]; Pigot's 1837 Full-page advertisement for the NBIC.

  3. Gentleman's Magazine, Feb. 1813 p. 179.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1861.

Further Information

Jane Campbell
Archibald; Mary; Campbell; Elizabeth-Diana; James; Nixon-Alexander; Arthur

Associated Claims (3)

£6,773 8s 4d
£2,225 14s 8d
£6,767 4s 8d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1802 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1802 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1802 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Honorary Manager

Cultural (1)

Founder member
notes →
One of 11 members of the founding committee of Arthur's, the West End's first members' (as opposed to proprietary) club, whose building at 69-70 St James's Street is now the Carlton Club....

Relationships (4)

Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

9 Belgrave Place, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England
Connaught Place, London, Middlesex, London, England