Alexander McInnes

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident attorney and slave-owner. Alexander Innes of Banffshire recorded his meeting with Alexander McInnes on his visit to Jamaica in 1823-1824, including their visit together to Farm Pen, of which McInnes was attorney, to Palmer Hut and Rose Hall 'managed by McInnes', and to McInnes' own Mount Raza: Innes commented that McInnes was 'highly respected and [has] accumulated a large fortune.'

  1. 'A highly-experienced Scots born managing attorney attached to the commercial house of Christie & Taylor, who were entrusted by absentee plantation owners to oversee their Jamaican interests.'

  2. Vere Langford Oliver recorded a monument or plaque to Hon. Alexander McInnes 09/09/1836, custos rotulorum of St Thomas-in-the-Vale and major-general in the militia in the 65th year of his age, 44 of which he has resided in this island.

Sources

Eric J. Graham, 'The Journal of Alexander Innes of Banffshire in Jamaica 1823-1824', Scottish Local History Issue 93 Winter 2015-2106, pp. 31-35.

  1. ibid, at p. 31.

  2. Caribbeana Vol. I p. 217.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
Alexander M'Innes
Occupation
Planter and attorney

Associated Claims (3)

£3,038 5S 9.5D
Awardee
£89 12S 10.25D
Awardee
£541 15S 3D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (19)

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] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Other
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Administrator
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Lessee
1809 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Guardian
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Lessee
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Other

Representative

1819 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1839 [EA] - → Previous owner
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Administrator
1826 [EA] - → Attorney