Alexander Edgar of Wedderly and of Stockbridge near Edinburgh

???? - 1820


  1. Will of Alexander Edgar [late of Wedderly plantation in Trelawny and now residing at] Stockbridge near Edinburgh proved 21/03/1821. He said that under his marriage settlement of 10/07/1797 with Ann Gordon he had settled 30 'negroes' in trust to secure her an annuity of £300 p.a. currency but that she had joined him in the sale of Wedderly with 221 acres and 117 enslaved people ('slaves') in trust to John Mitchell late of Jamaica 'for behoof of the late William Green' of Jamaica for £19,588 14s currency or £13991 18s 7d sterling payable in instalments on which there was balance of £15,238 11s 1d currency and a further £2,447 1s 4d owing from William Green (both of which appeared to be the subject of chancery proceedings in Jamaica). He appointed trustees including his wife, Henry Raeburn 'portrait painter in Edinburgh' and Raeburn's son Henry Raeburn jun. for his estate including the balance due to him from the sale of the Wedderly estate, and the Grangepen estate or plantation part of the Farm Pen in St James formerly the property of his late brother Dr Handyside Edgar, the latter to be sold subject to his wife's annuity for the benefit of his eldest son, also named Alexander.

  2. Died, at Springmount, Jamaica, on the 9th October last, Mrs Mary' Archer, wife of Dr James Henry Archer, and third daughter of the late Alexander Edgar, Esq. formerly of Wedderly, in the island of Jamaica


  1. PROB 11/1640/341. The will was followed by a supplementary deed not yet analysed by LBS.

  2. Aberdeen Press and Journal 11/01/1832.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Previous owner

In his will made in 1819 and proved in 1821 Alexander Edgar detailed his sale [undated] of the Wedderly estate to William Green.

Relationships (7)

Son → Father
Deceased Husband → Widow
Testator → Trustee
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

6 Mary Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Central Scotland, Scotland