Gavin Fullarton

23rd Jun 1787 - 28th Aug 1876

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant, partner in Fullarton, M'Donald.

  1. Son of Rev. John Fullarton & Helen Donald and brother of John Fullarton (1781-1842). Gavin Fullarton's niece, Helen Donald Fullarton (John's daughter with his second wife Ann Richardson) married Francis Edward James son of Sir John Kingston James bart., merchant of Kerelaw and Dublin, their son G.F. [Gavin Fullarton, later bart.] James, a barrister, inherited Kerelaw. 

  2. Alexander Hamilton built house at Kerila some time before 1790. Gavin Fullarton returned from Demerara, bought Kerelaw House 1838. Memorial to Gavin Fullarton of Kerelaw 'universally loved and regretted', from his niece. 

  3. In 1851 Gavin Fullarton was living aged 62 at Kerelaw House, West India merchant, with his nephew Gavin Fullarton junior, aged 39, born Guiana, also a West India merchant. Thereafter Gavin Fullarton junior appears with his wife Christina at Helenburgh, Row, Dumbartonshire until his death in 1894.

  4. Gavin Fullarton died 28/08/1876 at Kerelaw leaving £9038 13s 8d.


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 156 (Plantation Everton), 186, 288 (Lonsdale) and 375 (Plantation Providence). 

  1. [accessed 09/08/2012].

  2. Kilmarnock Standard 05/04/1924 [accessed 08/09/2012].

  3. 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 Scotland census online; National Probate Calendar 1894.

  4. Scottish National Probate Index 1876.

Further Information


Associated Claims (6)

£161 10s 0d
£10,129 17s 6d
£9,609 19s 5d
£20,852 13s 2d
£21,011 2s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant
£4,837 13s 2d
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] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Fullarton M'Donald
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Kerelaw House [Purchased] 

Relationships (2)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

36 Old Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England