Hugh Junor

???? - 1823


Sojourner in British Guiana c. 1804-1816, co-owner of the Industry timber estate in Essequibo, which he purchased in 1815, with 60 enslaved people, in partnership with Alexander Henderson. Returned to Scotland with his two children of mixed heritage, Eliza and William, in 1816 (the two children were baptised at Rosemarkie in August of that year), and then married in 1817 Martha Matheson. Hugh Junor left the Industry estate to his 'inside' son Colin. Eliza had a child baptised at St George Middlesex in 1838 with Thomas MacGregor of Great Hermitage Street London, and died at Fortrose in 1861. William died in Buenos Aires in 1873. The Industry estate has not yet been traced in the compensation records or Slave Registers.


Freda Bassindale, Rosemarkie Connections: a village history told through its church and churchyard (Bassman Books, Dingwall, 2015), p. 21, 'Hugh Junor of Essequibo'; David Alston, 'Hugh Junor (Rosemarkie)', Slaves and Highlanders [accessed 29/1/22015].

Further Information

(1) Martha Matheson
with (1) Colin; with an unknown partner, Eliza and William

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Hugh Junor married Martha...

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Rosemarkie, Ross-shire, Scotland