James Edgar

???? - 1810


Slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of the Osborne estate in St George, dying in Scotland c. 1810: his widow Eliza was awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on the estate.

  1. Son of Alexander Edgar of Auchingrammont (1698-1777) and his wife Margaret nee Edgar. Married 25/03/1789, Eliza Lorington. Died 13/10/1810.

  2. Will of James Edgar of St George County of Surrey Jamaica [made in 1810] 05/05/1838. He said that under an indenture of 1794 he had settled the Osborne estate to secure an annuity of £300 p.a. for his wife Elizabeth Edgar, to rise to £500 p.a. when his debts were less than £10,000. In a codicil made at Auchingramont later in 1810 he appointed Allan James Bogle, Robert Bogle and Elizabeth Edgar tutors to his children.


  1. James Edgar, Genealogial collections concerning the Scottish house of Edgar, with a memoir of James Edgar (1873) p. 12; Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser 19/10/1852 (for the death of Eliza Lorington, relict of James Edgar of Auchingrammont).

  2. PROB 11/1895/89.

Further Information

Elizabeth Lorington
James, Alexander, John, Mary Anne, Margaret, Eliza Priscilla

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
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

A portrait of James Edgar of Auchingrammont by Henry Raeburn was reportedly sold at Christies in 1929 for £5000.... 
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Relationships (4)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Auchingramont, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland