Hugh Halkett

1783 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with his wife Margaret Halkett (q.v.) and his wife's niece from her first marriage Eliza Clare (q.v.) the compensation for four awards in St Catherine and St John in Jamaica as judgement creditors. She in isolation was also awarded the compensation for a further three awards under her first husband's name as Dame Margaret Clare, again with her niece, as owner-in-fee and trustee and executrix.

  1. Sir Hugh Halkett (1783-1863) served in the King's German Legion, fought in the Peninsular war and in 'the Waterloo campaign.' The ODNB is silent on his second marriage: he had eight children with his first wife, Emily Charlotte Burges.    

  2. Margaret Graham married Sir Michael Clare Physician General 18/3/1817 in Jamaica at Twickenham Park, the residence of Francis Graham. She married Lieut. Col. Sir Hugh Halkett late German Legion 12/7/1836 at Cromarty, when she was described as 'eldest daughter of the late Col. C.D. Graham and relict of the late Sir Michael B. Clare.'


T71/852 St Catherine nos. 245, 321, 551 and St John no. 225 (Margaret Halkett); St Catherine nos. 199, 200 and 201 (Dame Margaret Clare).  

  1. ODNB online, H.M Chichester, rev. James Lunt 'Halkett, Sir Hugh (1783-1863), army officer'.  

  2. The Gentleman’s Magazine’, published 1817 p. 465.  Marriages – 1817 – March 18 – In Jamaica, at Twickenham Park, the residence of Francis Graham, Esq., Michael Benignus Clare, Esq. M.D. Physician-General of that Island, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel Graham, Deputy-Governor of St. Mawes; United Service Magazine August 1836 p. 575.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

(1) Emily Charlotte Burges (Lamb) (2) Margaret Clare
With (1) 4 sons and 4 daughters
Wealth at death
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (4)

£114 6s 4d
£58 12s 6d
£190 15s 4d
£231 6s 2d

Relationships (2)

Wife → Second Husband
Second Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Cromarty House, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland