Alexander Longlands

???? - 1817


Merchant and slave-owner in Jamaica, partner in several firms at Montego Bay until c. 1789, dying in Britain c. 1817.

  1. Will of Alexander Longlands merchant of Clifton Gloucestershire proved 08/07/1817. In the will he left his property including Jamaica property to his wife Elizabeth and their children, including William David Longlands (q.v.).

  2. His widow Elizabeth had a memorial reported at Madron in Cornwall: 'Sacred to Elizabeth, widow of Alexander Longlands, Esqre., of Clifton, Gloucestershire, who died 25th December, 1835; aged 86. In grateful memory of their mother’s worth; her “gentleness” and “goodness”; her “faith” and “meekness;” her “patient continuance” in all that is “lovely and of good report,”—this tablet is erected by her children. “He that believeth in me saith the Lord, though he were dead yet shall he live.” St. John 11. 25.'


THE CORNWALL CHRONICLE No. 830 AND JAMAICA GENERAL ADVERTISER No. 751, Montego Bay 28/02/1789 showed the partners advertising for debtors to repay the co-partnerships of Longlands and Rennald, Alexander. Longlands & Co. or Longlands and Smith as they wound up the business[es], including the sale of a new house and their store.

  1. PROB 11/1594/113.

  2. Madron: Lake’s Parochial History—1868 (part 2), at [accessed 07/09/2018].

Further Information


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
1791 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England