Profile & Legacies Summary
Claimant or beneficiary
Awarded the compensation for 40 of the enslaved people on Strewan or Struan Castle in Manchester Jamaica as owner-in-fee, and identified as an absentee in the compensation records. The compensation for a further 54 enslaved people on the same estate was awarded to Duncan Robertson of Gilnock (q.v.), almost certainly his brother.
- Very probably Alexander Robertson, baptised at Callander, Perth, on 05/09/1783, the son of James Robertson and Isabella Graham. This man was the brother of Duncan Robertson 'who went to Jamaica'. In Pigot's 1837 National Commercial Directory Alexander Robertson was shown at East Mains, Callander; in 1851 Alexander Robertson aged 64 [sic] was living at 32 East Mains Callander with his brother James and was described as 'proprietor in Jamaica'. This man inherited £1000 under the will of his brother Henry Robertson of Mansfield Callender, proved 21/10/1854.
T71/860 Manchester nos. 307 and 308.
- Ancestry.com, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1970 [database online]; Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Vol. IV p. 340; Pigots National Commercial Directory of the whole of Scotland p. 668; 1851 Scotland census online; PROB 11/2199/261.
We are grateful to Neil Barrow for his help with this entry.
Associated Claims (1)
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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - → Other
Purchaser of 25 enslaved people from this estate.