James Cranstoun 8th Lord Cranstoun

1755 - 1796


Younger son of James 6th Lord Cranstoun (q.v.) and Sophia Lady Cranstoun nee Browne (q.v.). He succeeded his brother William in 1778. He has an entry in the ODNB as 'naval officer' that makes no reference to the his slave-ownership or that of his mother's family. In the will of John Richardson Herbert (q.v.) made in 1792 he said that he had repaid £3000 to Lord Cranstoun that Cranstoun had lent to Herbert's brother-in-law Magnus Morton on mortgage.


Rigg, J. M., and Clive Wilkinson. "Cranstoun, James, eighth Lord Cranstoun (bap. 1755, d. 1796), naval officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 5 May. 2020. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-6619. The entry gives his brother William's death as 1788 and his mother's surname as Brown, with no comment on her parentage.

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Sailor (Royal Navy)
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