Sir Alexander Morison

1799 - 1866


Alexander Morison appears as one of a group of 'heirs of Thomas Stratton' to Windsor Castle estate in St David Jamaica in 1817. This was Sir Alexander Morison (knighted in 1838), who had married the daughter of Alexander Cushnie (q.v.), and who has an entry in the ODNB as 'alienist': he was a pioneer of psychiatry. His wife (q.v., under Mary Morison nee Cushnie) brought slave-property to their marriage and funded his early life and career, including the building of Larchgrove, which later he donated to the College of Physicians in Edinburgh to fund the annual Morison lecture there.


Moore, Norman. 2004 "Morison, Sir Alexander (1779–1866), alienist." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 7 Sep. 2018.

Further Information

(1) Mary Cushnie; (2) Grace Young
With (1) Alexander Cushnie Morison; Somerville; Jane; Sarah; Frances; Thomas Coutts
Oxford DNB Entry

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
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh...... 
notes →
Morison endowed the Morison Lectureship on Mental Diseases at the RCP in...

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Larchgrove, Currie, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Central Scotland, Scotland