Colin Robertson

???? - 22nd Feb 1836


Partner with Duncan Davidson Milligan (q.v.) in Messrs Milligan, Robertson and Co. who were mortgagees in possession of Jamaica 'slave-property' including Midgham 1817-1820, Oxford in St Mary 1826-1829, and Richmond in St Mary 1829-1832. The firm suspended payments in July 1826 and Robertson was bankrupt by 1828. Brother-in-law of John Gladstone and brother of Divie Robertson (both of whom q.v.).

  1. Listed as owner of the enslaved people on Fair Prospect 1826-1832.

  2. Married Elizabeth Tulloh in Bengal, 10/08/1796. Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Colin and Elizabeth Robertson, was born in Calcutta in 1804. Of Lethen House, Auldearn, in 1807 when his wife gave birth to a son, Divie, and at the same address for the baptism of John Mackenzie Gladstone Robertson in 1810. Of 20 Upper Harley Street, London, in 1824 when he advertised the sale of Bayfield, his property of 300 arable acres and a fir plantation in the parish of Nigg. Colin Robertson Esq. of the College took part in St Andrew's Day celebrations in Elgin in 1834; he died in Elgin "after a short illness", 22/02/1836.


  1. See estate evolution for Midgeham estate, and the entry for Duncan Davidson Milligan.

  2. batch no. M75002-1; record ID 014-000236709; GROS OPR Births Births 121 30 198 Auldearn; GROS OPR Births 137/ 20 499 Forres; Aberdeen Press and Journal 02/09/1807; Inverness Courier 30/09/1824; em>Inverness Courier 24/12/1834; Morning Post 29/02/1836.

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Tulloh
Elizabeth (1804-), Divie (1807-), John Mackenzie Gladstone (1810-)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1826 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Milligan Robertson
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (3)

Elgin, Moray, North-east Scotland, Scotland
20 Upper Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Lethen House, Auldearn, Nairnshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland