Torquil MacVicar

???? - 1788


Original grantee in Tobago of Courland Bay division (St David parish) Lots nos. 15 (200 acres 19/03/1767) and 16 (300 acres 16/05/1766); by 1773, he was also the owner of Barbados Bay division (St George parish) Lots nos. 24 (80 acres) 25 (380 acres) and 26 (220 acres). Woodcock shows St David Lot no. 15 becoming part of Highlands, but also shows St David Lot no. 16 twice, once becoming part of 'Les Cateau' [Les Coteaux] and once as 'Part of Highlands', while he shows St George Lot no. 24 becoming part of Concordia and Lot no. 25 as becoming part of Highlands.

  1. In the will of Torquil otherwise Torquill MacVicar, Planter of Tobago, proved 22/08/1788 (made 17/01/1787), MacVicar left to his nephew Dugald MacVicar £20 currency p.a. and to his niece Elizabeth Campbell £100 currrency p.a., both secured on Highlands, while the remainder of his estate went to his nephew Charles MacVicar, whom he appointed executor alongside 'my nephew Duncan Campbell of St Vincent' and 'William Stuart of this Island.' In a codicil of 15/04/1787 he left to his three nieces Barbara, Betsy and Molly Campbell, the daughters of his sister Mary MacVicar, the sum of £607 now in the hands of Messrs Cumming Dugald of Glasgow and £50 held by John Campbell of Killdayley [= Kildalloig?] near Campbelltown.


'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 34-35, 36-37.

  1. PROB 11/1169/146.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£2,615 5s 3d
Previous owner (not making a claim)
£777 0s 4d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

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
1766 [SY] - 1788 [EY] → Owner
1766 [SY] - 1788 [EY] → Owner

This is a tentative connection, made because Woodcock shows St David Lot no. 16 (purchased originally by Torquil MacVicar) twice, once becoming part of Highlands and once part of Les Cateau [=Les Coteaux]. The former is substantiated by MacVicar's will, the latter is not.

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew