William Henry Doig of Antigua and Cookston

???? - 1768


William Henry Doig, slave-owner on Antigua and later of Hope Park in Edinburgh. Owned an estate in Rendezvous Bay [probably the one appearing in the Slave Registers and compensation records simply as Rendezvous Bay] and Rigby or Rigby's estate. Father of Ann Riddell nee Doig (whose will of 1787 suggests she was the only surviving child of William Henry Doig) and great-uncle of John Hurst Doig. William Henry Doig's father James whose will was proven in 1759 left him Rendezvous Bay and a half share of an estate in Essequibo co-owned with Absalam [sic] Seagers (William Henry Doig's cousin John Blair settled in Essequibo).

  1. Will of William Henry Doig of Cookstown County Tyrone [sic] 09/04/1768. In fact, he was of Cookstown or Cookston in Brechin, and was given as late of Hope Park, Edinburgh in his daughter Ann's will. He left his estate in Rendezvous Bay in trust to his son, then his daughter, then to his brother John Doig, then to the son of his late brother James Doig. In a codicil, he changed the priority, and specified that if his niece Elizabeth Lane Doig should inherit the Rendezvous estate she would give up Rigby's to her uncle John or pay him £10,000.


Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. I pp. 204-205; David Dobson Scots in Latin America p. 11.

  1. PROB 11/938/84; administration of will of Ann Riddell wife of Lower Berkeley Street Portman Square granted 12/06/1787, PROB 11/1154/108. Oliver's reading of the codicil to the will of William Henry Doig differs from that above.

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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
- 1768 [EY] → Owner
- 1768 [EY] → Owner

William Henry Doig disposed of the Rigby's estate under his will made in 1765 and proved in 1768

Relationships (6)

Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Hope Park, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Cookstown, Angus, North-east Scotland, Scotland