Dugald Stewart Laidlaw

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Merchant of Roseau, in partnership with James Laing Bremner and Adam Paterson (both of whom q.v.). He served as Acting Governor of Dominica 1843-5. No death date or probate has yet been found for him by LBS.

  1. Married, firstly, on 16/5/1820, was to Elizabeth Jane Bremner, who was born 2/8/1802 in Dominica and died there 20/4/1822, having produced two children who died at birth. The Hon Dugald Stewart Laidlaw married Henrietta D'Auglebarme [sic], daughter of John Peter D'Auglebarme [sic] and niece of Hon. Charles Bertrand, at Dominica 10/12/1829. Dugald Stewart Laidlaw of Dominica married at St Kitts 17/07/1838 Meta Jane, daughter of Henry Trew, Collector of Customs.

  2. Indenture dated 09/07/1823 between John Laidlaw of Dominica Esquire and Mary his wife on the one part and John Bruce late of the said island now at Sierra Leone and Dugald Laidlaw of the same island of the other part. Whereas by indenture of 26/03/1818 between John Neave of Exeter Esquire of the one part and John Laidlaw of the other, John Neave in consideration of £8,500 paid by John Laidlaw confirmed to him that sugar plantation in the parish of St John called Sugar Loaf and slaves and one moity was for John Laidlaw, one quarter for John Bruce and one quarter for Dugald Laidlaw. John Laidlaw confirms one moity to them.


T71/881 Dominica claim nos. 1 (Sugar Loaf), 2, 4A,B&C, 24, 205, 214A&B (Wotten Waven), 386 (Roberts), 461 (Wallhouse), 802 and 851.

  1. Email from Douglas Baugh 21/04/2017; the will of William Bremner, PROB 11/1744/95; Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 165, 1838, p. 542; Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825 Vol. III p. 43. 'John Peter D'Auglebarme' must be John Peter D'Anglebermes (q.v.).

  2. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. III p. 309.

We are grateful to Douglas Baugh for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Jane Bremner; (2) Henrietta D'Anglebermes; 3) Meta Jane Trew
Planter and attorney

Associated Claims (10)

£4,826 7s 4d
£438 5s 5d
£245 9s 0d
£59 15s 6d
£1,124 13s 7d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£2,692 18s 11d
£901 19s 4d
£26 16s 4d
£82 9s 11d
£1,561 10s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
26/03/1818 [SD] - → Joint owner

See indenture dated 1823, below.

1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (2)

Notes →
Dugald Stewart Laidlaw was also a trustee of John Laidlaw's will....