James John Fraser

1801 - 3rd Jun 1839


J.J. Fraser of 57 Albany Street, Edinburgh, who enquired about the counterclaims lodged for ownership of enslaved persons on Invera and Argyll estates in Tobago.

  1. James John Fraser, son of Charles Fraser of Williamston, Aberdeenshire, born 1801, died 03/06/1839, unmarried. Became a member of the Society of Writers to the Signet in Edinburgh 29/11/1821. Died in London intestate, personal estate in Scotland valued at £112 8s 6d.

  2. Lived at 57 Albany Street with his sister Jane from 1835 until his death in 1839. Brother of Frederick Saumarez Fraser (q.v). Member of the Maitland Club.

  3. His burial record gives him as a Writer to the Signet, from 57 Albany Street, died in London 03/06/1839, age 38, "Brain fever". The death of James John Fraser was registered in Bloomsbury, Q2 1839.


T71/891 Tobago claim nos. 60 and 61 (Invera and Argyll). T71/1593 p.165 15/04/1836 to J.J. Fraser 57 Albany St Edinburgh Scotland with details of counterclaims.

  1. A History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet (1890) p. 73; GROS SC70/1/58, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories.

  2. Information compiled by Barclay Price, 'Albany Street Edinburgh in the 19th century', entry for 57 Albany Street, https://sites.google.com/site/albanystreetedinburgh/home/house-list/number-57/number-57---information-on-other-residents [accessed 26/06/2018].

  3. GROS OPR Deaths 692/2 350 388 Leith South; Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online].

We are grateful to Barclay Price for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

died unmarried

Associated Claims (1)

£4,128 17s 4d

Relationships (1)


Addresses (2)

57 Albany Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Williamston House, Insch, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland