Mrs Mary Ann Buchanan (née Finlason)

1797 - ????


Daughter of William Finlason who owned Mount Zion estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Married James Buchanan of Glasgow in Islington, London, 07/08/1819. She appears to have inherited enslaved people from her father, very likely settled on Mount Zion.

  1. Mary Finlason of St Elizabeth, Jamaica, who was baptised into the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion in Clerkenwell, 23/02/1806, daughter of William and Mary Frances Finlason. Living at Sidney Cottage, 3 Southampston Street, Lambeth, in 1851, age 54, born Jamaica, annuitant, with her son James R. Buchanan age 25, student, born St Brides, and daughter Elizabeth age 21, born Camberwell. In the same household were her niece [?] Finlason, age 24 born Jamaica, her nephew Jas. B. Finlason, age 15 born Jamaica, and her grandson Wm J. Courtney age 1 born Camberwell.


David Dobson, American Vital Records from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868 (Baltimore, 1987) p. 42 where James Buchanan is of Glasgow. The record of their marriage in Islington,, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online], gives James Buchanan as of St Bride, London, and Mary Anne as of St Mary, Islington.

  1., England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]. 1851 census online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
James Buchanan

Associated Estates (2)

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] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

Sidney Cottage, 3 Southampton Street, Lambeth, Surrey, London, England