James Fraser of Gorthleck or Gorthlick

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James Fraser of Gorthleck [also given as Gorthlick and Gortulig] was the brother of Simon Fraser of Dominica II whose will was made in 1802 and proved in 1803. He reportedly died in 1805 aged 76 from his carriage overturning.

  1. In the suit of Fraser v Fraser in 1827, James Fraser of Gorthleck was described as the owner of a plantation [identified as Berricoa by LBS] in Dominica and his son Alexander as the owner of one in Berbice. The two men were indebted for £9722 to George Fraser of London arising from his consigneeship of their West india estates, and after James death (before 1812) James' eldest son Thomas (then in the East Indies) pledged the Gorthleck estate to secure the debt.


History of Writers to the Signet, p. 73.

  1. Session Cases: Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Nov. 16 1826 to July 11 1827, Volume 5 (1834) p. 323.

Further Information


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
1802 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Notes →
Inferred relationship. James Fraser of Gorthleck is known to have had a son Alexander who owned an estate in Berbice....
Business associates
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Inferred relationship. James Fraser of Gorthleck was a debtor of George Fraser of the City of...
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Gorthleck, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland