Adam Gray

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Adam Gray registered enslaved people in right of his wife Henrietta in Jamaica on Pontefract between 1829 and 1832, and was awarded compensation in that capacity, as well as owning Cottage, both in St George. Adam Gray at Iter Boreale was an agent for the sale of the estate in 1836. Possibly the Adam Gray of Fingask formerly of Jamaica who died in Scotland in 1845.


David Dobson, Scots in the West indies shows Adam Gray born 1781, late of Jamaica dying at Aberdeen in 1845. Sale of Iter Boreale in Caledonian Mercury 18/06/1836. His tombstone shows this man as returning to Scotland in 1839 and buying Fingask, dying at Aberdeen in 1845 aged 65, [accessed 10/10/2019].

It is known from the will of John McClymont (q.v.) that his brother-in-law and executor Adam Gray was of North Britain. However, Adam Gray of Pontefract's wife in the early 1830s appears to have been Henrietta; whereas in John McClymont's will made in 1841 and proved in 1843, McClymont identified his sister as Margaret Gray. Margaret McClymont had married Adam Gray at Ayr in 1819. LBS' conclusion is that John McClymont's brother-in-law was not the man of this entry.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (4)

£405 0s 10d
£1,737 12s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,144 7s 1d
Awardee (Administrator)
£6,724 7s 9d
Awardee (Receiver)

Associated Estates (9)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Executor
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Executor
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Administrator

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife