James Grierson

???? - 1832


Slave-owner of Jamaica, dying in Scotland in 1832, having apparently sold out of his interests in Jamaica.

  1. At Nunwood, on the 10th instant [July 1832], James Grierson, of Nunwood, formerly of Kell’s Castle, in the island of Jamaica, Esq.

  2. Will of James Grierson of [Nunwood] Terregles Stewartry of Kircudbright proved 12/12/1832. He left the estate named Nunwood in trust [subject to an annuity to Mary Smith alias Mackenzie, the widow of a previous owner], to secure annuities of £10 p.a. each to his sisters Mary, Betty, Francis [sic] and Ann, and after monetary legacies of 10 or 20 guineas to a series of family and friends he made his sisters his residuary legatees. The will is silent on property in Jamaica.


  1. Dumfries & Galloway Courier Birth, Marriage and Death Notices,Transcribed by Diana Henry and Robert Wells http://www.rjw-data.info/DGC%20PDF%20files/1832.pdf [accessed 19/10/2018].

  2. PROB 11/1809/49.

Further Information


Associated Estates (4)

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
1801 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Overseer
1810 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Other

Seller of enslaved people to this estate c. 1823.

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Nunwood, Terregles, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland