James Blaw

???? - 1801


James Blaw became overseer of the Blue Mountain plantation belonging to William Perrin around 1766, probably appointed as part of an Orkney network by his kinsman Malcolm Laing of Kingston (q.v.). By 1776 he had acquired a gang of 49 enslaved people on his own account and sold them for £3071. He returned to Scotland and died there c. 1801, leaving monetary legacies of £20,000 to two sisters and several nephews and nieces. His sister Barbara had married Robert Laing of Orkney.


https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/133729/1/Radburn_Roberts_Accepted_Mss.pdf [accessed 25/09/2023]; will of James Blaw formerly of Jamaica and now of Edenside in the parish of Kelso in the county of Roxburghshire proved 07/05/1801, PROB 11/1357/84.

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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
1766 [EA] - → Overseer

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
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Addresses (1)

Kelso, Roxburgh-shire, Southern Scotland, Scotland