Hutchison Mure senior

1713 - 1795


Given as Hutchison Mure of London, owner of Saxham and Caldwell estates in Hanover, Jamaica. Deceased by 1799.

  1. Hutchison Mure was shown as dying at Portman Square in 1795 in his 83rd year, 'of a broken heart, in consequence of the ruined state of his affairs.' This must be the Hutchison Mure whose bankruptcy with Robert Mure and William Mure, all co-partners of Fenchurch Street, first appeared in the London Gazette in December 1793/January 1794 although assignees of the firm were active earlier. In 1808, new assignees of this bankruptcy were sought to replace James Woodbridge (q.v.) and William Kyniner, both deceased. The bankruptcy, renewed in 1825, was still running in 1843. Although the Jamaica Almanac and Slave Register entries suggest that the principals, both bankrupts and assignees, were still alive in the 1820s, it is reasonably certain that these entries refer to the original bankruptcy and probably to James Woodbridge the original assignee, although the latter could refer to his son, also James.


  1. The Scottish Register 1795; London Gazette 13618 15/01/1794 p. 90; ibid, 16122, 23/02/1808, p. 298; ibid 20248, 04/08/1843 p. 2655.

Further Information

West India merchant and plantation owner

Associated Estates (7)

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
1799 [EA] - → Previous owner
1767 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Owner
1792 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Although the first evidence of Hutchison Mure was shown as failing appears in the London Gazette in December 1793/January 1794, the Lucky Hill estate was registered in the name of the assignees for the bankrupt firm from at least 1792

1794 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner

The estate passed into the hands of the assignees of Hutchison Mure and his partners after the failure of their firm c. 1793/94.

1763 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Owner
1765 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Other

Attorneys for the Assignees of Mure Atkinson & Mure made the returns for the estate

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Hutchison Mure & Co.
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Country house
Great Saxham Hall [Built] 
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Country house, the subject of commissions from Robert Adam, the building of which was started by Hutchison or Hutchinson Mure. Adam's plan was for an ambitious Palladian house but the actual result...

Relationships (5)

Business partners
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The men were either brothers or father (Hutchison) and...
Business partners
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The men were either brothers or father (Hutchison) and...
Business partners
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Partners until the death of Atkinson in...
Principal → Attorney
Father → Son
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Samuel Mure of Herringswell House Suffolk was the last surviving child of Hutchison Mure of Great Saxham. LBS has inferred Samuel Mure of Herringswell to have been the Samuel Mure active in Jamaica...