Alexander Finlay

1778 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Brother and residuary heir of David Finlay (late owner of Ardoch estate in St Ann, Jamaica). Of Newton Hall, Haddington, Scotland and of Pebble Hill Godstone Surrey, in 1834.

  2. Baptised 11/04/1778 in Baldenock, Stirlingshire, Scotland, son of James Finlay and his wife Helen Wedderburn. Younger brother of David (q.v.) and older brother of John (also q.v.). Living at 17 Albany Street in Edinburgh 1809-1811. At the time of his father's death in 1821, Alexander was "of Glencorse" [near Edinburgh] when his father wrote his will in 1825.

  3. There is a portrait of Alexander's wife Justina Camilla Wynne by Henry Raeburn in the Scottish National Gallery.


  1. T71/1608 St Ann claim no. 153.

  2. GROS OPR Births 471 10 245 Baldernock; will of James Finlay, PROB 11/1650/316.

  3. [accessed 21/11/2019].

We are grateful to Sarah Harrison for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Justina Camilla Wynne

Associated Claims (1)

£1,717 18s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Residuary Legatee

Relationships (2)


Addresses (3)

Baldernock, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Newton Hall, Haddington, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Central Scotland, Scotland
Pebble Hill, Godstone, Surrey, South-east England, England