William Urquhart of Craigston, d. 1847

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Scottish absentee, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the Craigston and Meldrum estates in Grenada. 

  1. William Urquhart of Craigston died March 1847 and was the son of John Urquhart (q.v.), the grandson of William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796) and the great-great-grandson of William Urquhart of Meldrum. According to Rubinstein, the East Indian banker George Arbuthnot was the son of Robert Arbuthnot and Mary Urquhart (c. 1743-1818), daughter of Capt. John Urquhart of Cromarty and Craigston: Mary was the sister of William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796).


T70/880 Grenada claim nos. 990 (Craigstone Estate) and 994 (Meldrum Estate).

  1. H. Gordon Slade, 'Craigston and Meldrum Estates, Carriacou,1769-1841', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 114 (1984), 481-537. See http://www.islandtrees.com/IMAGES/Craigston.pdf [accessed 05/03/2020]. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS), George Arbuthnot, reference 1843/12.

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£5,693 11s 6d
£2,648 19s 5d

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Craigston Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland