Margaret Landell

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Claimant or beneficiary


Margaret Landell (née Brodie), widow of Mark Landell. Daughter of Thmas Brodie, tenant farmer of Ayton, Berwickshire. Mark Landell was already resident in Jamaica when the couple married.

  1. Margaret Landell was the widow of Mark Landell, the owner of Coldingham, who died in 1819. The couple had one daughter Hannah who died in March 1834 as a minor, after executing a mortis causa settlement in favour of her mother. In this she left her mother all her personal and real estate, including 'the negroes on my estate of Coldingham, in the parish of St Mary aforesaid, or wherever they may reside at the time of my death'. Margaret Landell was for several years a resident of Berwick on Tweed; on 07/07/1836 she was imprisoned at the behest of her nephew William who was heir at law of his cousin Hannah, in a conflict over the compensation money. Margaret Landell had been entitled to one third of the estate as a life-rent, but had obtained all the compensation money. The court found in favour of Margaret Landell and dismissed William's claim.

  2. Margaret Brodie married Mark Landell 27/01/1817 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. Their daughter Hannah was born 22/08/1819 and baptised 10/10/1819 in Coldingham.



T71/885 St Thomas-in-the-Vale claim no. 151 (Coldingham); OPR Marriage Records, 27/1/1817, Scotland's People, 732/000060382

  1. W.H. Dunbar, Reports of Cases decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Edinburgh, M. Anderson, 1837) pp. 231-234. Available through Googlebooks:

  2. batch nos. M11732-5 and C11732-5.

We are grateful to James Brown for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mark Landell
Hannah (1819-1834)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,104 19s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1819 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Mother → Daughter
Wife → Husband

Addresses (1)

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Northern England, England