Alexander Cumming

1772 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Resident slave-owner on St Vincent, although given as of Manchester Street, Manchester Square in the will of his mother-in-law Mary Selby Gurley, proved in 1819. His third daughter Margaret married Major-General Caledon Richard Egerton: the couple's son Sir Charles Comyn Egerton (1848-1921) is in the ODNB as 'army officer.'

  2. Alexander Cumming of St Vincent was listed as a subscriber to Charles Shephard's An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent, published in 1832.


  1. Life-dates are from David Dobson, American Vital Records from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868 p. 71, which shows him born on Rabaco [sic] in 1772 and dying on St Vincent in 1853.

  2. Charles Shephard, An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent (1832) pp. vii-xii.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Margaret and others

Associated Claims (2)

£8,926 12s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant
£7,751 11s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (5)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as 'Alexander Cummins', joint owner with Alexander Cruikshank and John Smith.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law