John Simson

1783 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Very likely the John Simson identified by David Alston on the Slaves and Highlanders website. If so, the son of Colin Simson and Janet Fowler, of Ferintosh. "John Simson spent over 40 years in the West Indies and became collector of rum duties for Demerara and Essequibo. He died in Inverness in 1843, aged 51, having returned because of illness. On 15 April 1820 he married Jane Duff Grant, a grand-daughter of Alpin Grant."

Sources [accessed 14/03/2016].

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Duff Grant

Associated Claims (1)

£262 10s 1d

Addresses (1)

Inverness, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland