James Newbigging writer of Edinburgh

???? - 1825


James Newbigging was a legatee of Patrick Wilkie (q.v.), who left him half of the Ratho Mill estate in St Vincent, and then subsequently appeared (as James Newbigging of the City of London) as holding a mortgage from Henry Sharpe of St Vincent over the Mount William estate to secure the purchase price for Ratho Mill. LBS's inference is that Newbigging had sold Ratho Mill, or his share, to Henry Sharpe and taken back a mortgage.


Deed Book 1800, British Library, EAP688/1/1/11, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-11 and pp. 339 et seq.

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
1789 [EA] - → Joint owner

Newbigging was co-heir of Patrick Wilkie, the owner of Ratho Mill whose will was proved in 1789. In a deed of 01/08/1800, James Newbigging 'of the city of London' was shown as holding a mortgage from Henry Sharpe to secure the payment of the purchase price of Ratho Mill. LBS has inferred that Newbigging had sold his share or the whole of Ratho Mill to Henry Sharpe.

Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Central Scotland, Scotland
Notes →

Between 1786 and 1804, James Newbigging writer of Edinburgh held the lands of Whitehouse, https://electricscotland.com/History/edinburgh/edinburghclub/bookofoldedinbur10olde.pdf p. 51