Alexander Macleod

???? - 1839


Attorney based in Spanish Town. Acted as John and David Barclay's attorney in Jamaica and was responsible for managing Unity Valley Pen after they took ownership around 1785. Alexander McLeod or MacLeod appeared as a slave-factor for at least four voyages at Spanish Town, Old Harbour and Kingston 1789-1793. Also administrator of the estate of Peter Davidson in St Ann 1790-1792. Macleod subsequently retired to Muiravon, near Edinburgh. Conceivably this is the same man as the owner of Raza Mount, described variously as Alexander McLeod and Alexander Macleod of Great Britain.

  1. Alexander Macleod of Muiravonside House married Frances Ayliffe Dalmahoy in 1801 and died c. 1840. Will of Alexander Macleod [late Muiravonside in the county of Sterling [sic] but now of Norfolk Street] St Clement Danes Middlesex [made in 1836] proved 03/06/1840. In the will he said that he had lost his estates in Scotland through his acting as security for his nephew Sir Evan Murray McGregor and others. There were traces of links to Jamaica in his will: a legacy to the relict of John MacLeod of Colbeck's, and the presence of Richard Lee (q.v.) as one of his trustees.


David Barclay, An account of the emancipation of the slaves of Unity Valley Pen Jamaica (London, 1801). Available through Googlebooks:, p. 5.

  1. PROB 11/1929/272.

Further Information

Frances Ayliffe Dalmahoy

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
1790 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Administrator
1785 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (1)

Attorney → Principal

Addresses (1)

Muiravonside House, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland, Scotland