Robert Selkrig

17th Jul 1757 - 1823


"Robert Selkrig, who died at Edinburgh on 5 March 1823, was the joint-owner of the sugar plantation Marionville on Wakenaam Island, Essequibo, in partnership with a Hugh Fraser, who died in 1812. Selkrig is first recorded in Guyana in 1810, when he bought a plot of land in Cumingsburg and in 1815 he was a member of the committee set up to establish a Scots kirk in Demerara. He had earlier been active as a merchant in the island of Nevis [Answers for Robert Selkrig, of the island of Nevis, and Charles Selkrig, accountant in Edinburgh, sons of the deceased Robert Selkrig, merchant in Edinburgh; to the petition of William Coats, merchant in Glasgow, 1788]. After Robert's death his brother Charles Selkrig [1757-1837] continued to have an interest in the plantation. In his will [SC70/1/30] Robert left £50 a year to a 'mulatto woman' in Demerara named Christian."


See [accessed 02/01/2012].

We are grateful to Iain Old for his help compiling this entry.

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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
1817 [EA] - 1823 [EY] → Owner

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Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland