James Aitchison

???? - 1829


Manager and then attorney on Tobago, dying there in 1829.

  1. Will of James Aitchison of the Island of Tobago proved 22/10/1831. Under the will, made 07/07/1829, he left £100 to each of his 'illegitimate' children Bell, David, Samuel and Mary Ann, £50 to 'Anne a mulatto slave on Merchiston....for her attention to me particularly in sickness', £10 to his aunt Elspeth relict of David Aitchison and £10 to the poor of the parish of Coldingham. the remainder was left share and share alike to his mother and sisters, except that his plate went to Darling, not because he had more regard for her than his other brothers and sisters but 'that she has had more trouble with Bell.' In a codicil on Tobago dated 24/10/1829 he asked his executors to secure the freedom of the mulatto slave Anne on Merchiston and her daughter Mary Anne. His executors were his brothers John and Samuel Aitchison, C[ampbell] A. G. Stirling M.D., Alexander Maitland and Richard Blurke [sic], the last three in Tobago.


  1. PROB 11/1791A/53.

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
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Manager
1829 [EA] - 1829 [EY] → Attorney

Relationships (1)

Testator → Executor