Alexander Douglas of Baads

???? - 1797


London merchant of Finsbury Square, slave-owner in Grenada, Tobago and St Kitts, purchaser of Baads estate in Mid Lothian in 1787.

  1. Will of Alexander Douglas of Baads, Mid Lothian and of Finsbury Square merchant proved 27/10/1797. Under the will, he left to his son George his estate of Miraubeou [sic] in Grenada (subject to his wife's annuity of £450 p.a.), his estate in Tobago called Calder Hall, and 400 acres at Bloody Bay in Tobago. To his son Robert he left his share in the leased Lamberts or Middle Island estate on St Kitts and £7000, to his daughter Isabella Houstoun he left £4000 and to his sister Isabella the wife of Sir James Douglas HM Consul at Naples he left an annuity of £200 p.a. He left £50,000 in trust, £10,000 to be laid out on land in England and £40,000 in Scotland. The estate of Baads was left in entail.


  1. PROB 11/1297/194.

Further Information

Married but no further details
George; Robert; Isabella

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
- 1797 [EY] → Owner
- 1797 [EY] → Lessee
1780 [EA] - → Owner
1780 [EA] - → Owner
- 1797 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Baads, West Calder, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Central Scotland, Scotland
Finsbury Square, London, Middlesex, London, England