Robert Dunmore of Ballindalloch

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Glasgow merchant, name partner in Robert Dunmore & Co. Bankrupt c. 1796 but an early investor in cotton and iron manufacturing in and around Glasgow. Among other involvements in slave-owership Robert Dunmore and his partners (William Cunningham or Cuninghame, Thomas Crawford, Adam Lightbody and Patrick Dougall) were shown as in possession of the Hermon Hill estate in St Mary Jamaica 1782-1788 and as mortgagees-in-possession of Union estate in St Mary 1785-1792. Both estates had belonged to Charles Kelsall. The firm was also a creditor of Alexander Findlater (q.v.) and bought his estate in 1784.

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Associated Estates (8)

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
1788 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner

Robert Dunmore & Co. had been creditors and reportedly bought the estate in 1784 for £17,500.

1780 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Joint owner
1783 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1782 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Not known

Robert Dunmore & co. of Glasgow were shown as having taken possession of the Hermon Hill estate between 1782 and 1788.

1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1781 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Joint owner
1788 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Other

Roslin was shown as in possession of Robert Dunmore & Co. of Glasgow 1788-1792, probably as mortgagees.

1785 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Firm Investment
Name partner
Robert Dunmore & Co.
West India merchant