Alexander McSween

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  1. Purchased 27 enslaved people previously the property of Charles Martin and forfeited following Fedon's rebellion in Grenada in 1797. 'Alexander McSween was an attorney in Grenada and the new owner of Grand Mal Estate. All together he bought 99 slaves to include the 27 owned by Charles Martin and his wife Madam Louison listed as a widow at the time of that auction in 1797.'

  2. Will of Alexander MacSween otherwise McSween of [the island of Grenada but now residing in Hart Street] Bloomsbury Middlesex proved 25/09/1811. In the will [made 01/04/1808] he left his Grand Mal estate on Grenada in trust to support some minor annuities of £5 to £10 p.a. each, with the remainder divided between his brother Hugh MacSween and his only son Charles for life.


  1. Email from Stephen Lewis, 26/02/2020 sourced to Michael Crichton, Testing of the Chains: Resistance to slavery in the British West Indies p. 2.

  2. PROB 11/1525/554.

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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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
- 1811 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son
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Specified as the only son and heir of Alexander McSween in the latter's will made in 1808 and proved in...

Addresses (1)

Hart Street, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Shown as of Hart Street in his will made in 1808 and proved in 1811