William Pagan of Linburn

???? - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner on Dominica, but in Scotland in the 1830s, apparently having sold off his property, including enslaved people, in Dominica.

  1. Will of William Pagan of Gargunnock Stirlingshire proved 09/12/1836. In the will (made in 1820 with codicils of which the last was dated 1832) he identified his wife as Mrs Katherine Pagan otherwise Hart, and his brother as Thomas Pagan merchant in London. His will was silent on slave-property or Dominica.

  2. Parts of the will of William Pagan were litigated by his daughter Catherine Plomer in 1838.


  1. PROB 11/1870/293. David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies shows Katherine Hart daughter of John Hart marrying William Pagan 'from Dominica' 16/08/1791 at Canongate.

  2. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland..., Volume X (1838) p. 236.

Further Information

Katherine Hart

Associated Claims (1)

£2,868 6s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as 'Formerly in possession of' Gatton in 1820, when the enslaved people had been sold to James Potter Lockhart and Charles Bertrand.

1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Other

Not shown in the Slave Registers for either 1817 or 1820 for Mitcham, but the enslaved people purchased by James Potter Lockhart and Charles Bertrand c. 1820 for their Geneva estate were described there as purchased from William Pagan, including 118 from Gatton and 135 from Mitcham.

1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner

William Pagan sold enslaved people on two other estates (Mitcham and Gratton) c.1820 and the people consolidated on the Geneva estate of James Potter Lockhart: as Nelsons Rest disappears from the Slave Registers after 1820, it seems likely that the enslaved people on this estate were also sold.

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Linburn, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Central Scotland, Scotland