Major Robert Winchester

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Major (later Lt-Colonel) Robert Winchester of the 92nd Highlanders, army officer, who in right of his second wife Rachel Winchester née Walsh was awarded a half share of the compensation for enslaved people on Ann Grove and a 1/6th share for enslaved people on Harmony Hill, both in St George, Jamaica.    

  1. Marriage: "Lately... At Seymour Hill, Captain Robert Winchester, 92nd Highlanders, to Matilda, daughter of Robert Johnstone, Esq." Second marriage: at Kingston, Jamaica, "... on the 2d of January last, by the Rev. Mr Campbell, Major Winchester, 92d Highlanders, to Rachel, eldest daughter of the late D. Walsh, Esq. parish of St George." Death of Lt-Col Robert Winchester, Peninsular and Waterloo veteran, late of 92 Highlanders but retired on full pay, at his residence in Edinburgh c. July 1846.


T71/869 St George Nos. 256A-D and 258A & B; T71/1593 pp 6-7 07/12/1835 letter to Major Robert Winchester 92 Highlanders Barrack's Perth [Scotland] under #256 and 258 re 'awards to you, your wife and Mrs Eleanor West.'

  1. Edinburgh Annual Register, (Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Co., 1818) Vol. II p. 383; Caledonian Mercury 16/06/1827; The Times 01/08/1846 p. 5.

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

Further Information

(1) Matilda Johnstone (2) Rachel Walsh

Associated Claims (2)

£1,153 6s 6d
£746 9s 4d

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - → Other

Commanding officer of some of these enslaved people

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
92 Highlanders Barracks, Perth, Perthshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland