John Cruikshank

1766 - 29th Jul 1810


  1. Son of Donald Cruickshank (1716-1797) of Gorton in Strathspey and brother of Alexander, Patrick and James Cruikshank. These three brothers were also investors in plantations in St Vincent. Married Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter of Peter Gurley Jr of Peter's Hope in St Vincent. They had one child, Alexander Cruickshank Jr of Keithock (q.v.). He was allotted Langley Park in St Vincent with 600 acres in 1804 as a veteran of the 'Brigands War', the war against the remaining Caribs.

  2. On 09/05/1810, John Cruickshank of St Vincent entered into a bond with Jane Dermot of St Vincent, "free coloured woman", to pay to her £1770 current money.


  1. Email from Colin Cornes, 09/09/2014.

  2. Secretary's Record Book 1812-1813, bond entered 20/04/1812, available as part of the British Library Endangered Archives programme, [accessed 16/06/2021].

We are grateful to Colin Cornes and Cheryl Hazell for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eilzabeth Jane Gurley
Alexander (1800-1855)

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] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew