James Fairlie of Bellfield

???? - 1820


James Fairlie was partner of John Tailyour (later Taylor) of Kirtonhill (q.v.): Taylor, Ballantine and Fairlie were active as slave-factors at Kingston Jamaica in the 1790s.

  1. Will of James Fairlie of Riccarton Ayrshire proved 28/04/1820. The will is identifiable as the former merchant in Jamaica through the legacy to John Robert Mitchell of Trelawny, son of Sarah Fairlie, through the presence of William Paterson formerly of Kingston as an executor and through the request that his negro servant William be taken care of. He left the Bellfield estate in Ayrshire 'with the mansion house and offices lately built by me' to his son James Fairlie; he left his only daughter Agnes £7000.


William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Tailyour Family Papers 1743-2003, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clementsmss/umich-wcl-M-4207tai?view=text [accessed 28/09/2016].

  1. PROB 11/1628/393

Further Information

Sarah Mitchell nee Bell
James; Agnes

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
1797 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Founding Partner

Physical (1)

Country house
Bellfield House [Built] 
description →
New mansion house built by James Fairlie on the Bellfield estate. The house was sold to George Buchanan of Glasgow and passed to the Buchanan sisters. who bequeathed it as part of their Buchanan...

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
Partners in the Kilmarnock Banking Company with...
Business partners
Step-father → Step-son
Notes →
John Robert Mitchell was the son of James Fairlie's wife Sarah, previously married to John Mitchell. Fairlie left John Robert Mitchell £500 and then a further £1500 under a codicil to his will...

Addresses (1)

Bellfield, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland