William Croil

1784 - 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Glasgow merchant, awarded part of the compensation for the Samuel Harman estate in Antigua with John McKie (q.v.) and W. Graham, the three men either former partners or executors of an as yet unknown deceased beneficiary, and also counterclaimed unsuccessfully as executor of Robt Gowan (q.v.) for the compensation for the Mount View estate.

  1. Between 1816 and 1819, a series of partnerships between Wm Croil, Alexander Croil and Walter Macfarlane in Antigua, Guadeloupe, and Grenada were dissolved by mutual consent; on 31/12/1818, Walter Macfarlane ceased to be a partner in the concern in Glasgow which had carried on the businesses under the firm of William Croil and Co.

  2. In 1851, William Croil West India merchant aged 66 born Perthshire was living at 163 Bath Street, Barony Lanarkshire with his wife Christean [sic] aged 57.

  3. In 1841, William and Thomas Croil of Glasgow were shown as partners with Jesse Jones of Demerary in Jones, Croil & Co. The partnership appears to have been formed after Emancipation. In 1842 Jesse Jones married Christina, the daughter of William Croil.


  1. London Gazette 17513 04/09/1819 p. 1585.

  2. Ancestry.com, 1851 Scotland Census

  3. London Gazette 19 November 1841Issue:20041Page:2929; 'At View Bank, Bothwell, on the 1st current, Jesse Jones, Esq. Demerara, to Christina, daughter of William Croil, Esq., Glasgow.' Caledonian Mercury - 8 August 1842.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W. Croil
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£1,369 19s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£2,038 2s 0d

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland