Donald McLean

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Biography

Large-scale attorney in Jamaica, including e.g. to Kean Osborn on Caswell Hill estate in Vere in 1817, and a slave-owner there also. Deceased by 1823. His short period of very wide activity is consistent with this being a single individual, probably the brother of Alexander McLean (q.v.) and husband of Ann Susanna McLean nee Rodon.

  1. 'DONALD, ALEXANDER, AND JAMES MACLEAN. Donald, Alexander, and James Maclean were brothers, and were born in North Uist. It is pretty certain that they belonged to the Boreray branch of the Ardgour family. Their parents were drowned while crossing from Uist to the mainland. Donald went to Jamaica, prospered in business, and sent for Alexander and James. He married Ann Susanna Rodon, by whom he had Lachlan, George-Rodon, and Ann. Alexander was born in 1767. He became proprietor of the Crawle River and Orange Hill estates in Jamaica. He returned to Scotland in 1819, and settled in Liberton. He married, in the same year, Mary Baigrie, by whom he had Catherine-Ann, Alexander, Donald, and John M. He died in 1839. His youngest son, John [sic] M., is the well-known member of parliament for Cardiff.' [In fact the MP for Cardiff was the former India newspaper owner and editor James Mackenzie Maclean (1835-1906), who was indeed the son of Alexander McLean of Liberton].

Sources

T71/51 p. 78.

  1. Rev. A. Maclean Sinclair, The Clan Gillean (1899) p. 483.

Associated Estates (80)

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
1817 [SY] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1831 [EA] - → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Executor
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1819 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner
1818 [EA] - → Executor
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (2)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Brothers