Alexander George Milne senior

1770 - 1849

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant, father of Alexander George Milne jun. (q.v.), retiring in 1835 and dying at Eltham in 1849.

  1. Alexander George Milne, son of Alexander and Helen Milne, baptised at St Mary Aldermary, City of London, 23/01/1770. His mother Helen Milne nee Bartlet was the sister of Patrick Bartlet and James Bartlet (both q.v.).

  2. St Olave Hart Street 10 December 1799 baptism of 'Peter, a black servant to the above A.G. Milne'. The entry above is the baptism of Alexander George Milne junior, the child of A.G. Milne and his wife Margaret. It appears that their servant and child had been baptised at the same time.

  3. Mary Jane Milne, yngs dau. A.G. Milne Eltham m. Rev J. Congon Shapley Carricou Grenada, Eltham, Kent 13 June 1844.

  4. Will of Alexander George Milne of Eltham Kent proved 30/05/1849. His executors were his sons Alexander George Milne jun. and the Rev. Robert Matthew Milne, and James William Freshfield the younger. He made a series of monetary legacies of several hundred pounds each to relatives, and of £2-3,000 each to his daughters. He left his estates of Brunswick and Prospect Hall on Carriacou to his son Alexander George Milne junior.

NB a number of the claims under Alexander George Milne jun. (q.v.) might be attributable to his father, this Alexander George Milne senior, by virtue of his marriage to Dorothea Span nee Munro (q.v.).


  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. Family relationships are confirmed in the will of Patrick's brother John of Gower Street, Middlesex, Commander of the Contractor East Indiaman, written in 1778 and proved in 1824. His residuary legatees were his mother Helen Bartlet of Banff, widow, his brothers James Bartlet, Robert Bartlet and Patrick Bartlet and his sisters Lady Dunbar of Banff, widow, and Helen Milne, wife of Alexander Milne of St Mary at Hill, London, merchant, see PROB 11/1689/130.

  2. Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section: Black & Asian people discovered in records held by the MS section; [accessed 1/03/2010].

  3. Rootsweb Caribbean lookups [apparently from Gentleman's Magazine; [accessed 01/03/2010].

  4. PROB 11/2093/196.

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Margaret (2) Dorothea Span
Alexander George jun.; Isabella Christian; Margaret Ann; Mary Jane; Robert Matthew
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£9,025 8s 4d
£7,186 12s 6d

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
1822 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Alex. Geo. Milne
West India merchant  
notes →
Retired in 1835; father of Alexander George Milne jun. who continued the business with William...

Relationships (7)

Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Alexander George Milne senior was both father-in-law and business partner of William...
Second Husband → Wife
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Testator → Executor

Addresses (1)

Eltham, Kent, London, England