Robert Starret

8th Feb 1766 - 1824


Merchant and slave-owner on Carriacou, dying in Glasgow in 1824.

  1. Will of Robert Starret merchant of island of Carriacou [made in 1821] proved 18/11/1824. Under the will he left his one-third share in Mount Rich to his nephew Daniel Love subject to an annuity of £400 p.a. to his sister Janet Love and her daughter (his niece) Mary Love, one moiety to each, and a legacy of £3000 to Mary Love to be paid out of his share of the 'nett crop' of Mt Rich, which was to accumulate until the £3000 was reached. He left a further £3000 to his sister Helen Morton and further smaller monetary legacies to three family members. He left his one half share in L'Ance La Roche and Industry estates and one quarter of Keep [?] Sinclair to the discretion of his partner Walter McInnes.

  2. Helen Starret, daughter of Robert Starret, married James Morton 03/09/1799 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Previous banns were read out in West Kilbride. Six children were born to Robert Starret, a schoolmaster, and his wife Christian Watt and baptised in West Kilbride 1766-1776 including Robert (born 08/02/1766), Hellin (born 21/05/1772) and Janet (born 18/06/1772).

  3. Death at Glasgow of Robert Starret late merchant of Carriacou 25/01/1824.


  1. PROB 11/1692/181.

  2. Familysearch batch nos. M11599-4 and M11620-2; GROS OPR Births 620 10 297; GROS OPR Births 620 10 312; GROS OPR Births 620 10 323.

  3. Blackwood's Vol. XV Jan-June 1824.

Associated Estates (6)

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
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

Other relatives
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Robert Starret was Captain Duncan Graham's wife's uncle, and he bequeathed her £3,000 in his will, chargeable on the profits of Mount Rich estate in Grenada. Mary Jane Love, daughter of David Love...
Uncle → Niece
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Nephew
Business partners

Addresses (1)

West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland