James McDonald

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably the James McDonald of St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica whose will (made in 1833) was proved 24/10/1836. Under the will James McDonald left £400 currency to support his natural son George Francis Mcdonald, and the rest of his estate to his family, of whom his brother George McDonald as identified as merchant of Aberlour in Banffshire. In a codicil of 1835 he specified that his house at Morant Bay be rented for the benefit of George Francis McDonald and the latter's mother Mary Christie until George Francis McDonald was of age, when it was to be sold for the benefit of James McDonald's siblings in Scotland.


PROB 11/1868/146.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
James M'Donald

Associated Claims (1)

£348 0s 4d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Other


1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney

Inferred by LBS to be linked to James McDonald of Morant Bay by the presence of the latter's executor Alexander Barclay in the management of the estate.