William Fraser

???? - 1st Nov 1824


Army officer, husband of the Jamaican heiress Mary Rowland.

  1. Marriage 30/04/1807: "At Liverpool, Major Fraser, Aid-de-Camp to Lieutenant General Nugent, to Miss Rowland, niece of the late Gabriel Rowland, Esq. of Jamaica."

  2. "William Fraser of the Parish City of Exeter Esquire and Mary Rowland of the Parish of Liverpool Spinster were married in Christ Church, in Liverpool aforesaid, on the fifth Day of April in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven."

  3. William Fraser was in Jamaica to register Chatsworth in right of his wife in the slave registers of 1817, 1820 and 1823. He died in Jamaica, 01/11/1824.


  1. Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany vol. 69 part 1 p. 397.

  2. Ancestry.com, UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960 [database online].

  3. See estate information for Chatsworth; Ancestry.com, UK, British Army and Navy, Births Marriages and Deaths Records [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Rowland

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
1815 [EA] - 1824 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (5)

Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England