Alexander Allardyce

1743 - 1801


Biography

Reportedly a slave-trader, in fact a major slave-factor (with Richard Watt I, q.v.), in Jamaica, purchasing at least one estate in St Ann that has yet to be traced, and returning to Britain to buy an estate in Kincardineshire and becoming MP for Aberdeen Burghs 1792-1801.

  1. Alexr Allerdyce [sic] contributed £5 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

  2. Will of Alexander Allardyce of Dunnottar Kincardineshire proved 19/12/1801. Under the will he confirmed or left additional annuities to his wife Hannah Innes totalling £630 p.a., and his house in Aberdeen, as well as lump sum of £1050. He left further monetary legacies of some £4000, including £700 to his 'reputed daughter' Helen, daughter of Elizabeth Delpratt of Kingston. He had previously settled his Dunnottar estate and £30,000 in Bank stock separately for his daughter Eleanor, which became the subject of dispute after Eleanor's marriage to Lord Kennedy, son of the Earl of Cassilis.


Sources

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/allardyce-alexander-1743-1801 [accessed 08/05/2017]; http://www.abdn.ac.uk/slavery/6p3.htm [accessed 08/05/2017].

  1. William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 74, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

  2. PROB 11/1366/213; Kennedy v Earl of Cassillis [sic] (1818).


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
(1) Ann Baxter (2) Hannah Innes

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Benefactor
University of Pennsylvania...... 
notes →
William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 74, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in...

Physical (2)

Land
Dunnottar Woods [Built] 
description →
Woods laid out and planted by Alexander Allardyce on the estate he purchased, on which he also built 'a substantial mansion', since...
Tomb or Grave
Memorial to Ann Baxter [Built] 
description →
Memorial designed by John Bacon erected in St Nicholas Kirk Aberdeen by Alexander Allardyce in 1787 for his first wife, Ann...

Political (1)

MP
 
election →
Aberdeen Burghs Aberdeenshire / Forfar / Kincardine
1792 - 1801

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland