Thomas Stratton or Straton

???? - 1777


Slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of Windsor Castle in St David. Member of the Assembly for Kingston 1755 and 1756. Died in Jamaica 1777 aged 73. His family and heirs have not been fully traced, but there was a nexus with the Cushnie family of Kincardineshire, including a Thomas Stratton Cushnie who appeared [as Thomas Stratton Cushine (sic)] alongside Thomas Longlands (q.v.), James Thomson, Alexander Thomson and Ann Burnes as appellants to the Privy Council in 1801 in a case from Jamaica against Kean Osborn.

  1. There reportedly is or was a burial tablet in the church at Dunnotar (Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire) to Alexander Straton late merchant of Stonehive [sic] who died in 1743, his wife Christian Robertson(d. 1763) and their son Thomas who died in Jamaica in May 1777 aged 73 'with a most unblemished character, esteemed by all his connections. He acquired a genteel fortune, which he left to his surviving sisters.' The memorial includes Patrick Cushnie (d. 1790), who married Elizabeth Straton (d. 1792).


Feurtado, Personages [accessed 02/09/2019]; [accessed 02/09/2019].

  1. Epitaphs and Inscriptions from the NorthEast of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1875) p. 51,

Associated Estates (1)

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1778 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Previous owner