William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796)

1741 - 1796


Eldest son of Captain John Urqhart of Craigston (1696-1756) and his wife Jean Urquhart of Meldrum (1720-1757). Closely involved in the fortunes of his brother John "Jock" Urquhart, who purchased Craigston and later Meldrum estates in Carriacou with funding from William. Inherited both Carriacou estates on the death of Jock in 1785.

Letters to William Urqhart concerning the running of the Carriacou estates and other family affairs are held in the archives at Craigston Castle in Abderdeenshire.


H. Gordon Slade, 'Craigston and Meldrum Estates, Carriacou,1769-1841', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 114 (1984), 481-537. See http://www.islandtrees.com/IMAGES/Craigston.pdf [accessed 05/03/2020].

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Irvine
John (d. 1821)

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
1785 [SY] - 1796 [EY] → Owner
1785 [SY] - 1796 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Craigston Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland