Alexander McCallum

???? - 1824


Resident slave-owner on Jamaica. Died c. 1824.

  1. Alexander MCallum esq of the parish of Hanover married Margaret Kennedy of Westmoreland, spinster, in Westmoreland, by licence, 03/09/1810.

  2. Will of Alexander McCallum of Hanover [made in 1819] proved 11/09/1824. He left his wife Margaret an annuity of £500 p.a. sterling, or £250 currency p.a, if she remarried: if she survived her second husband without issue the annuity was to recommence at £500 sterling. He left each of his two daughters Margaret Isabella and Alexandrine £10,000. In a codicil of 1820 he noted the death of Alexandrine and diverted her legacy and share of his residuary estate to the child with whom his wife was then pregnant. His daughter Margaret Isabella McCallum (1818-82) married George Webster of Forfar, Writer of the Signet (1800-82): their daughter Flora Annie Steel was a traveller and writer in India with an entry in the ODNB.


  1., Jamaica Parish Registers, Westmoreland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1739-1825 p. 161.

  2. PROB 11/1690/139; Ralph Crane and Anna Johnston, 'Flora Annie Steel in the Punjab', in Writing, Travel and Empire: Colonial Narratives of Other Cultures edited by Peter Hulme, Russell McDougall (2007); Raza, Rosemary Cargill. "Steel [née Webster], Flora Annie (1847–1929), writer on India and educationist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 12 Apr. 2020. (which gives her mother as 'Isabella (d. 1882) daughter and heir of Alexander MacCallum, a Jamaica sugar painter.'

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance for compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Kennedy
Margaret Isabella; Alexandrine; possibly one other

Associated Estates (5)

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known

The enslaved people were registered to Neill McCallum as executor of Alex. McCallum deceased. Alexander McCallum appears to have been the mortgagee from c. 1811.

1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Not known

The enslaved people were registered to John Lee as surviving co-partner of Alexander McCallum, who had probably been mortgagee on the estate.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Previous owner

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