Alexander Inness

???? - 1830


Alexander Inness or Innes, London merchant and husband of Mary Inness (q.v.) and father of John William Inness (also q.v.), and former mortagee (with Coll Turner, q.v.) of Kings Bay on Tobago, as well as apparently holding a mortgage on Kingstown Park in St Vincent. In 1817 he reportedly paid £10,000 for Coll Turner's property in St Vincent, Tobago and Antigua.

  1. Will of Alexander Innes of [Guilford Street] St Pancras Middlesex [made in 1824] proved 23/10/1830. Under the will he left an annuity of £300 p.a. to his wife Mary, as well as the lease of his house on Guilford Street. He left £1000 each to his niece and nephew, the children of his late sister Mary McLachlan, and an annuity of £6 p.a. to his relation Jane Innes of Las[s]wade near Edinburgh. He instructed that the annuity of £100 p.a. payable to Ann Aiden [?] of Brighthelmstone under the will of Coll Turner be continued from his [Innes'] estate after his death. He gave £100 to his godson Thomas William Carwardine, and £25 to the poor of Great Baddow in Essex in recognition of his long attachment to the parish. He gave to his dear son John William Innes all real estates 'as are now vested in me by way of mortgage' as well as all the rest of his real and personal property.


Caribbeana Vol. III p. 295.

  1. PROB 11/1777/88.

Further Information

John William

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
1800 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

With Coll Turner advanced £3000 secured on 50 'negroes' in 1800.

Mortgage Holder

Shown in 1804 as having held (with Coll Turner) a mortgage of £10,863 11s 4d that by 1796 had been assigned to Alexander Houston & Co.

- 1810 [EY] → Mortgage Holder
1810 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
Mortgage Holder

Shown in the counterclaim for compensation by his executors as mortgagee of the estate to the extent of £10,414 14s.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Turner, Gammell & Co.
West India merchant?  

Relationships (4)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son
Testator → Executor
Notes →
Rev. Charles William Carwardine's son Thomas William Carwardine was the godson of Alexander...
Business partners

Addresses (1)

51 Guildford Street, London, Middlesex, London, England