Robert Orr

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Partner in Park & Orr of Trinidad with David Park (q.v.). The two men appear to have died within a short space of each other between 1819 and 1822. Their firm was connected with William Lushington & Co, possibly as local agents and attorneys. Robert Orr appears in an unfavourable light in a report published in 1824 of an episode in 1817 in which his dealings with sugar supplied to him by Mme or Widow Congnet, presumably a free woman of colour, were the subject of adverse comment in a polemic on the situation of the free coloured population of Trinidad.


London Gazette 17659 12 December 1820 p. 2330 shows the assignees of William Lushington the younger asking permission to ship goods paid for by his estate and ordered by Messrs Park and Orr (presumably estate supplies); An address to the Rt Hon. Earl Bathurst relative to the claims which the coloured population of Trinidad a free mulatto of the island (London, 1824).

Associated Estates (4)

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] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Previous owner
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Not known
1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Park & Orr of Trinidad
Trinidad Merchant  

Relationships (1)

Business partners