Robert Brown of Fairlie

1789 - 1873


Awarded 2/3rds of the compensation for Jordanhill in Trinidad with his partner in Smith & Brown, William Smith (q.v.), as owners-in-fee. The two men had been in partnership with Robert's brother Francis Brown of Trinidad (q.v.) until the latter's death c. 1825.

  1. Enslaved people registered on Jordan Hill estate by John Wilson as attorney in 1834.


T71/894 Trinidad 1836A & B. William Smith, Robert Brown of Glasgow part owners in fee; John Smith and William Brown of Glasgow executors of Francis Brown. Robert Brown and Wm Smith were of Smith & Brown merchants, 112 Hope St.

1836A 20/06/1836 £5099 12s 0d to William Smith and Robert Brown; 1836B 20/06/1836 £2549 16s 0d to John Smith jun and William Brown.

  1. T71/519 p. 2290.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
Robert Brown
Anne Rainy
Rev. George

Associated Claims (2)

£3,697 10s 11d
Other association
Co-trustee and co-executor of Francis Brown, the owner of Belleaire prior to his death in 1829.
£7,649 8s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Co-trustee and co-executor of Francis Brown, the owner of Belleaire prior to his death in 1829.

1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Other

Francis Brown, William Smith and Robert Brown purchased 156 enslaved people on Wotten Waven on Dominica in 1819. It appears that these same people were imported by them and placed on their Jordan Hill or Jordanhill estate on Trinidad, where they were registered in 1822.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
William Smith and Browns
General overseas merchant  

Relationships (6)

Business partners
Notes →
Also business partners, with William Smith in Smith & Browns....
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland