Patrick Waugh

???? - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner and attorney in Jamaica but buying a house - which he apparently renamed after his Arbuthnot estate in Jamaica - and two farms outside Falkirk in Stirlingshire c. 1839/40. He left these and his Jamaica property to his five daughters, who sold the Scottish property. Local archive material suggests that with one [unnamed] exception, who settled around Aberdeen, Waugh's daughters remained in Jamaica.

  1. Will of Patrick Waugh [entered 11/10/1854] proved 24/08/1855. In the will he left £500 to support Elizabeth Taggart [sic] the daughter of Peter McTaggart planter deceased until she was 18 and then for her to have the principal. He left each of his five daughters Ann Murray, Elizabeth Waugh, Janet Tuigle [?] formerly Janet Mahony, Mary Gordon Waugh and Revera Gordon Waugh his estates and farms in Stirlingshire called Arbuthnot House, Bankhead and Banknock Farm (with consent for them to be sold if an eligible offer were made). He left the Lottery and Grange estate in Trelawney in trust to sell for his five daughters. He left £50 each to his two reputed daughters Elizabeth Waugh and Ann Waugh. He gave his granddaughter Mary Ann Mahony the settlement known as 'Kinloss' in Trelawney at 18.


Falkirk Archives has, as a sub-collection of the Russel & Aitken papers, the 'Papers of Patrick Waugh of Arbuthnot 1818-1862', [accessed 23/08/2017].

  1. PROB 11/2218/326.

Further Information

5 daughters plus two natural daughters

Associated Claims (3)

£2,235 5s 8d
£1,467 9s 2d
£30 5s 5d

Associated Estates (11)

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
1822 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Administrator
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Arbuthnot House [Purchased] 
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Existing house outside Falkirk, purchased by Patrick Waugh with farms at Bankhead and Banknock c. 1839/40, and repaired by Waugh, who changed the name to Arbuthnot House or Villa, apparently after...