William Salmond

1737 - 1779


Given as 'William Salmond of Seaforth Antigua' by Oliver, son of Capt. James Salmond, whose estates are given elsewhere by Sothebys as Sage Hill and Salmonds; this second source says that William Salmond sold the two estates he inherited from his father on reaching his majority, but subsequently inherited an estate from his cousin Francis Hanson (who died in 1747). His son James Hanson Salmond became Military Secretary in the HEIC.

  1. A pair of portraits of William Salmond and his second wife Jane Hasell by George Romney was sold by Sothebys in 2006.

  2. Descendants of William Salmond include his great great grandsons Sir John Maitland Salmond (1881-1968) and Sir (William) Geoffrey Hanson Salmond (1878-1933), both senior air force officers with entries in the ODNB.

  3. Under an indenture of 20/06/1774, William Salmond late of Antigua but now of Carlisle Cumberland committed to buy an unnamed estate in Antigua with 62 enslaved people belonging to Nesbitt Darby for £7000, subject to an annuity of £500 p.a. to Darby and his wife Elizabeth.


Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III p. 66.

  1. http://www.sothebys.com/es/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/important-british-paintings-1500-1850-l06122/lot.44.html [accessed 02/09/2015].

  2. Sweetman, John. "Salmond, Sir (William) Geoffrey Hanson (1878–1933), air force officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 8 Feb. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-35916; Meilinger, Phillip S. "Salmond, Sir John Maitland (1881–1968), air force officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 8 Feb. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-35915.

  3. Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II p. 306.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Chalmers (2) Jane Hasell
With (1) Euphemia. With (2) James Hanson; Edward; Willia; Francis; 4 daughters

Associated Estates (3)

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
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Buyer

The estate appears later to have reverted to the Darby family.

Previous owner
- 1779 [LA] → Owner

This is tentative only.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

'William Salmond of Waterfoot Cumberland and his wife Jane Hasell of Dalemain' paired portraits by George Romney, sold at Sotheby's in... 
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Addresses (1)

Waterfoot, Cumberland, Northern England, England