James Falconer of Tobago

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'James Faulconer' had been an early purchaser of land in Tobago, buying Great River division (St Mary parish) Lots nos. 12, 13 and 14 on 19/03/1767, and being shown as still the Present Proprietor in 1773 of the Lots, which became the Lure estate.

  1. In 1798, an advertisement appeared in the London Gazette for the creditors '(if any)' of William Falconer merchant in Glasgow, James Falconer planter of Tobago (deceased) and John Falconer, merchant in Glasgow (deceased) to appear within one month, or be excluded from all claims or dividends on the estate of the three men, implying their prior bankruptcy.


'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. 42-43. Fowler gives 'James Faulconer', Woocock 'Jas. Falconer.'

  1. London Gazette 15082 20/11/1798 p. 1117.

Associated Estates (1)

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
19/03/1767 [SD] - → Owner