Alexander Findlater

???? - 1778


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, dying there in 1778. His estate, which was heavily indebted to Robert Dunmore & Co., was left in the hands of Dr John Paterson as guardian to Alexander Findlater's daughter Mary Rebecca Findlater and subsequently in 1784 bought at an agreed value of £17,500 by Robert Dunmore & Co. against debt of £25,000 (the 'stocking' was sold separately for £5119). The case was subject to the suit of Rebecca Findlater v Robert Dunmore & Co. in 1810.

Alexander Findlater of Westmoreland, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1781. Slave-ownership at probate: 114 of whom 64 were listed as male and 50 as female. 15 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £10755.75 Jamaican currency of which £8531.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £290 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


Decisions of the Court of Session November 1810 to November 1812 (Edinburgh, 1813) pp. 129-132.

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Mary Rebecca

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
1778 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Previous owner

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Testator → Trustee

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