Alexander Wedderburn

20th Jan 1741 - 10th Feb 1770


Biography

Probably brother of John Wedderburn of Spring Garden. He was the eldest son of Thomas Wedderburn of Cantra and cousin of John Wedderburn of Balindean (q.v.) and James Wedderburn Colville (q.v.). Travelled to Jamaica in the spring of 1760 and died unmarried on Blue Castle estate a decade later. His cousins were also based in Westmoreland and were acting as Attorneys by the late 1760s, it is thus possible that one represents the Messrs Wedderburn referenced below.

Alexander Wedderburn filed Crop Accounts for Carawina [1] (Westmoreland, Jamaica) in 1762, on behalf of the heirs of Joseph Williams Esq. (q.v.).

In 1766 Alexander Wedderburn filed Crop Accounts on the instruction of attorneys Messrs Wedderburn, Fairholme & Malcolm for Dundee Pen (Hanover, Jamaica), on behalf of James Kerr Esq. (q.v.). Wedderburn listed as Overseer.

Sources

Alexander Wedderburn, The Wedderburn Book: a history of the Wedderburns in the counties of Berwick and Forfar, designed of Wedderburn, Kingennie, Easter Powrie, Blackness, Balindean and Gosford, 1296-1896 (Published privately, 1898), p. 342.


Further Information

Occupation
Overseer

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
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Not known
1766 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Overseer

Relationships (8)

First Cousins
First Cousins
Brothers
Brothers
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister