Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield

1673 - 14th May 1743


Grandson of William Porterfield who he succeeded in 1690 at the age of 17, his father having died previously. Inherited a share in Grandvale estate in Jamaica through his second wife Margaret Campbell in 1735, 'and with her fortune purchased the estate of Blacksolme [in Renfreshire, Scotland] about 1735' Died 14/05/1743. Margaret's main heir was Alexander Porterfield's grandson Boyd Porterfield, the son of Alexander Porterfield the younger, who was the second son of Alexander Porterfield the elder by his first wife Lady Catherine Boyd.


George Robertson, A General Description of the Shire of Renfrew (Paisley, 1818) p. 402.

We are grateful to Sara Broadbent for her assistance with this entry.

Further Information

[1] Lady Catherine Boyd [2] Margaret Campbell
With [1] William, Alexander, Robert, Jean, Eupham, Catherine

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
1735 [SY] - 1742 [EY] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Duchal House [Built] 
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Relationships (4)

Grandfather → Grandson
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Husband → Second Wife

Addresses (1)

Duchal House, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland