Neill Malcolm 11th of Poltalloch

1738 - 1st Apr 1802


The Malcolm family have a recent entry in the ODNB that details the period of Neill Malcolm (i) or 11th of Poltalloch in Jamaica 1760-1771, building upon the mercantile foundations laid there by his cousin Dugald Malcolm, and his subsequent redeployment of slave-derived wealth in agrarian improvement and infrastructure in Britain.

  1. Will of Neill Malcolm of St Marylebone 02/06/1802.


Matthew Kilburn, ‘Malcolm family of Poltalloch (per. 1750–1857)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2016 [, accessed 18 Nov 2016].

  1. PROB 11/1376/13.

Further Information

Mary Brisset (formerly Haughton or Houghton)
Merchant and plantation owner
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Estates (10)

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
1771 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Trustee
1799 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1796 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1785 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 01/04/1802 [ED] → Owner
1770 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as joint owner but possibly guardian.

1781 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Judgement creditor

By an indenture dated 02/04/1781 the heirs of William Virgo conveyed Water Valley to Robert Minto, with the participation of Neill Malcolm, who appears to have previously advanced some £19,000 on the estate

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founder Member

Physical (2)

Country house
Poltalloch House  
description →
Country house on the family estate in Argyll, remodelled by Neill Malcolm 11th 'along Jamaican colonial lines.' Matthew Kilburn, ‘Malcolm family of Poltalloch (per. 1750–1857)’, Oxford...
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Replaced in the...
Crinan Canal [Built] 
description →
Canal in the Highlands between Crinan and Ardrishaig. Neill Malcolm was one of the Committee drafting the legislation that enabled the building of the canal between 1794-1801. Matthew Kilburn,...

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Testator → Executor
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Upper Seymour Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Neill Malcolm was at Upper Seymour Street when he made his will [proved in 1802] in 1784.