James Forsyth of Mark Lane and Lansdowne Place

???? - 1825

Claimant or beneficiary


Mortgagee of 'slave-property' on St Lucia, and probably partner in Phyn, Ellice (q.v.).

  1. In the will of James Forsyth late of Lansdowne Place St Pancras proved 02/08/1825 he identified Rev. Morris Forsyth as his brother, together with Alexander Forsyth of Huntly: he also identified George Forsyth lately of St Petersburg but now of London as his cousin, although the George Forsyth of the compensation records was probably the son of Alexander, and hence the nephew of James Forsyth and Morris Forsyth.


The London Gazette does not show him as partner in Phyn Ellice, but cf. https://www.electriccanadian.com/history/ontario/glengarry/chapter29.htm [accessed 11/11/2021], and litigation in 1802-1803, e.g. Bell v Phyn TNA C 13/592/28. The supposition is strengthened by his address of Mark Lane, where Phyn Ellice and its successor Inglis Ellice were both located. Another James Forsyth (reportedly d. 1843) was also possibly connected with Phyn Ellice in Canada, http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/JamesForsyth.htm [accessed 11/11/2021].

  1. PROB 11/1702/118

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£343 13s 3d
Beneficiary deceased
£4,149 2s 8d
Beneficiary deceased (Mortgagee)
The executors of James Forsyth claimed under bond and mortgage judgement.
£2,095 10s 4d
Beneficiary deceased (Judgement creditor)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Phyn Ellice
North American merchant  

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

Lansdowne Place, London, Middlesex, London, England