Alexander Edgar of Auchingrammont and Jamaica

???? - 1777


Born 1698, owned Wedderly and Osborn estates in Jamaica. Married Margaret (d. 1791), daughter of James Edgar, a writer in Edinburgh, in 1742, His children were Alexander (d. 1820), James, of Auchingrammont (d. 1810), Handasyde, M.D. (d. 1806), Susan (d. 1778 aged 22) and Charity. Died in 1777. Described as "late of Jamaica, now of Netherhouses [Edinburgh] in 1742.

"Alexander Edgar [junior] matriculated at the University in 1787. He was born in Hamilton, the eldest son of Alexander of Martha Brae, Jamaica. Edgar was a planter in Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica."


James Edgar, Genealogical collections concerning the Scottish house of Edgar, with a memoir of James Edgar (1873) pp. 10-12, 64.

University of Glasgow Story, [accessed 30/07/2018].

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Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1777 [EY] → Owner
- 1777 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Netherhouses, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Central Scotland, Scotland