William S. Kirkland

1782 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably William Scott Kirkland, who was in Grenada at the time of the 1824/5 slave registration but appears to have moved to Glasgow by the early 1830s at the latest.

  1. William Scott Kirkland appears at 14 Queen Street in the 1843-4 Glasgow P.O. Directory; in the 1851 census William S Kirkland 'Patient' [=Retired] Merchant born Dumbartonshire aged 69 was living at 14 Queen Street with his wife Eliz M. Kirkland, aged 47 who was born in Grenada West Indies. Their seven children (the oldest child Mary was born c. 1830) are all shown as born in Scotland.   

  2. William Kirkland is described as 'my friend', executor and residual legatee of William Scott in the latter's will 'entered 22/02/1821' in which Scott left legacies to his 4 reputed sons and 3 reputed daughters by Marianne Cuming (a 'free Mestize') and his Fair Hill estate to Mariane Cuming with restrictions on her right to dispose of it or the enslaved. The estate then went to the 7 children. William Scott Kirkland was presumably the son of William Kirkland.  


T70/880 Grenada claim nos. 918, 968 (Fair Hill) and 974A & B (Dumfries Estate).

  1. Glasgow 1843-4 P.O. Directory; 1851 Scottish Census online.

  2. T71/1379 Grenada claim no. 968 Special Award in Trust.

Further Information

Eliz M.
Mary I. (1830-), Eliza (1832-), Martha (1833-), William (1836-), Emily (1841-), Jessie (1843-), Geo. I. (1847-)

Associated Claims (3)

£282 1s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£454 2s 2d
£10,914 2s 2d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1823 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Executor
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Slamannan (Bathgate and Sancraig Branches) [1846469]  
Railway Investment
Monkland and Kirkintilloch [No contract] [1846369]  
Railway Investment
Birmingham and Gloucester (Worcester Deviation) [184512]  

Addresses (1)

14 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland