William Bremner MD

???? - 1828


Slave-owner on Dominica, returning to England shortly before his death in 1828.

  1. Will of [Doctor] William Bremner [formerly of the island of Dominica but at present of the town] of Plymouth Devonshire Doctor of Medicine [made 15/07/1828] proved 07/08/1828. He left an annuity of £240 p.a. to his wife Jane, £100 to be paid from the Aberdeen coffee plantation on Dominica and £140 from the income on his holding in the British funds. He explained that with the income on a further £1500 held by his uncle James Laing of Streatham and his cousin Allan Stewart Laing of Hatton Garden, his wife would have an income of £300 p.a. He left Aberdeen to his eldest son James Laing Bremner, £2000 each to his two daughters and an aspiration of £2000 each to his five younger sons, who were his residuary legatees: if there was enough to meet the payment of £2000 to each, then he instructed that the debt of £2000 owed to him by his eldest son James Laing Bremner be forgiven, not otherwise. He identified Dugald Stewart Laidlaw as his son-in-law and said that he had left Roseau the previous year.


  1. PROB 11/1744/95.

Further Information

Married but no further details
James Laing Bremner; 2 daughters; 5 other sons

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
1817 [EA] - 1828 [EY] → Owner
1814 [EA] - 1814 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Trustee → Testator
Notes →
William Bremner of Roseau was a trustee under the will of John Laidlaw made in 1826, but in a codicil of 1829 Bremner was described as deceased, and replaced as trustee. ...
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William Bremner was also an executor under the will of John Laing of...

Addresses (1)

Plymouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England