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. Promoted Lieutenant, Trelawny Regiment, 02/05/1817; a Grand Juror, Cornwall Assizes, Montego Bay, 1826; elected Vestryman, Trelawny, 1827.

  2. In 1827, Harry, a creole, 5 feet, belonging to Patrick Waugh, was detained in the St Ann Workhouse.

  3. In 1828 P. Waugh, Georgia, Trelawny, advertised for sale Dromilly sugar plantation in Trelawny, comprising 815 acres of land (100 in canes and the remainder in guinea-grass and ruinate), and 85 ensalved people and 185 head of stock. If the property was not sold before the current crop was taken off, the enslaved people would be “for sale in Families”. Dromilly had probably been purchased when for sale to satisfy an award in Chancery obtained against Elizabeth Bromley Hall, Ann Rose Green, William Harris and others, 1818.

  4. Patrick and Mary (late Littlejohn) Waugh, Georgia, were parents of:

    . Anne: born 15/03/1822 and baptised 30/10/1822

    . Elizabeth: born 04/09/1823 and baptised 18/03/1824

    . Jane: born 22/01/1825 and baptised 27/10/1825; probably the same as Janet, daughter of Patrick Waugh esq of Arbuthnot and Bankhead, Stirlingshire, who married Keane David Mahony, surgeon, at Falmouth, Jamaica, 1847

    . Mary Gordon: baptised 24/04/1828

    . Rebecca: baptised 24/04/1828

    . Patrick: baptised 03/07/1830

    . Thomas Gordon: born 17/08/1831 and baptised 12/06/1834

    . William: born 07/08/1833 and baptised 12/06/1834

    . Alexander Brown: baptised 25/10/1836, aged 8 months

    . Rebecca Gordon: born 19/02/1838 and baptised 25/05/1838

  5. 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 Trelawny 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 Trelawny 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. Royal Gazette of Jamaica, 10/05/1817, 18/11/1826, 20/01/1827.

  2. Ibid, 24/02/1827.

  3. Ibid, 01/03/1828.

  4. Trelawny Parish Register, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1771-1839, pp. - (illegible), 126, 130, 133, 248; Baptisms 1826-32, pp. 133, 143; Baptisms 1833-34, p. 126; Baptisms 1835-46, 414 (the baptisms for 1826-36 are bound in All Parishes composite volumes); Limerick Chronicle, 16/06/1847.

  5. PROB 11/2218/326.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Littlejohn
ten children within marriage; two illegitimate children

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] 
description →
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...