Dr Alexander Lumsden

1750 - 12th May 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner of Grenada, administration of whose will was granted 29/01/1839. Under his will he made a series of monetary legacies of £50-100 to individuals in Grenada, left £1200 in trust for his cousins the Restons [?] in Aberdeen, and left a further £3000 in trust for the benefit of a group of four individuals including Alexander Lumsden jun., with the principal then passing to the latter's children when the last of them reached 21. Identified in other sources as a doctor. Born Aberdeen 1750, died Grenada 12/05/1838.


PROB 11/1905. 'Reference to the plan of the Island of Grenada by Gavin Smith showing the names of all the different estates; the proprietors' names (corrected up to 1824); the species of produce made; and the quantity of land belonging to each' (London, 1882) p. 7. David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857 (Baltimore, Maryland, 2006) vol. 1 p. 84.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Physician and planter

Associated Claims (3)

£92 17s 8d
£37 16s 10d
£1,413 18s 7d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1824 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland