Alexander Cruikshank junior

1800 - 18th Jan 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Alexander Cruikshank of Keithock, claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation for the enslaved people on Langley Park estate in St Vincent (for whom the compensation was paid to Patrick Cruikshank, his first cousin) and also counterclaimed unsuccessfully for part of the compensation for Peter's Hope on St Vincent.

  1. Baptised 25/03/1800 in St Vincent. Living in 1841 at Keithock House Angus (or Forfarshire) with wife Mary and two children. Part of a local concentration of Cruikshank family members including his uncle Alexander Cruikshank of Stracathro (q.v.) and his cousin James (1795-1842) who lived at Langley Park (previously Ecclesjohn), renamed for the family's St Vincent estate. Son of John Cruikshank of St Vincent, and grandson of Donald.

  2. Married his cousin Mary Crui[c]shank, daughter of James Cruikshank of Langley Park, 12/2/1821.


T71/892 St Vincent claim no. 453 (Langley Park), which identifies him as Alex. Cruikshank junior, and claim no. 642 (Peter's Hope), which identifies him as of Keithock.

  1. Baptism date in email from Colin Cornes, 09/09/2014. 1841 Scotland census online; David McGregor Peter, The Baronage of Angus and Mearns (Oliver & Boyd, 1856) and Alex. J. Warden, Angus or Forfarshire. The Land and People, Descriptive and Historical Vol. III (1882), extracts from both published at accessed 20/7/2012.

  2. Edinburgh Annual Register (1821) Vol. 14 p. 344, which gives them both as Cruickshank.

We are grateful to Colin Cornes and Catherine Luke for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Cruikshank
1 son, 1 daughter

Associated Claims (2)

£7,328 15s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,727 4s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant

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
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

First Cousins
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Keithock House, Keithock, Brechin, Angus, North-east Scotland, Scotland