Robert Paul

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Robert Paul, President of the Council of St Vincent, owner of Kingstown estate, father of Rev. Charles Paul (q.v.), and grandfather of the publisher Charles Kegan Paul. In the 1770s, with Coll Turner, with whom he was already established in St Vincent, he had received a power of attorney to set up the Tobago operation of Houstoun & Co., Turner leading the organisational effort and Paul remaining committed in St Vincent.


Douglas Hamilton, 'Scottish Trading in the Caribbean' in Ned C. Landsman (ed.) Nation and Province in the First British Empire: Scotland and the Americas, 1600-1800 (2001), p. 206.

Further Information

Rev. Charles

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
1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

LBS has tentatively inferred the estate mortgaged by Patrick Wilkie to Coll Turner and Robert Paul in 1776 to have been the same as, or to have developed into, Ratho Mill.

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Executor → Testator