John Newland of St Andrew

???? - 1799


Slave-owner in St Andrew, benefactor and founder of Bathgate Academy (which was eventually built 1833). Died c. 1799.

  1. Will of John Newland of St Andrew, county of Surrey, Jamaica proved 21/03/1802. Under the will, after legacies of £100 each to his nephews and nieces (children of his brother Patrick Newland of Glasgow), £100 to David Russell shoe maker of Edinburgh and £50 to his sister Margaret, he left his estate in trust, with the interest for 10 years to fund a school in Bathgate.


David Graham, John Newland, An Account of the Founder of the Bathgate Academy (1901).

  1. PROB 11/1371/255.

We are grateful to Archie Gilbert for his help with this entry.

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
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

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