James Scarlett 1st Baron Abinger

13th Dec 1769 - 7th Apr 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Spring Grove in Manchester.

  1. Born 18/12/1769 in Jamaica, the second son of Robert Scarlett of Duckett's Spring, St James, Jamaica. His mother was Elizabeth Anglin, daughter of Col. Philip Anglin of Paradise Estate, Jamaica: "Her first husband John Wright was murdered before her eyes in March 1764 on Mr. Griswold's estate, by rebellious slaves."

  2. Buried 14/04/1844 at Abingdon, abode given as Abingdon Hall.

  3. His daughter Mary (created Baroness Stratheden in her own right in 1836 and died 1860) married in 1821 Sir John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice who died 1861 leaving £120,000.


T71/860 Manchester no. 398

  1. G. F. R. Barker, ‘Scarlett, James, first Baron Abinger (1769–1844)’, rev. Elisabeth A. Cawthon, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/24783 accessed 19/10/2011]; quote from 'Anglin and Scarlett families', http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Ranglinp.htm#Scarlett [accessed 19/10/2011].

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  3. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1861/11 Campbell, 1st Baron, Sir John Campbell.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir James Scarlett
(1) Louisa Henrietta Campbell (2) Elizabeth Steere
With (1): Robert Scarlett, 2nd Baron Abinger (1794–1861), James Yorke Scarlett, Peter Campbell Scarlett, Mary Elizabeth (?-1860), Louise Lawrence (?-1871)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£626 2s 2d

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

Tory / West India interest 
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Peterborough Northamptonshire
1819 - 1830
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Malton Yorkshire
1830 - 1831
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Cockermouth Cumberland
1831 - 1832
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Norwich Norfolk
1832 - 1834

Relationships (7)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew
Son → Mother

Addresses (1)

Abinger, Dorking, Surrey, South-east England, England