Hugh Wallace of Biscany, the elder

???? - 1774


Third son of Thomas Wallace of Cairnhill and brother of John Wallace of Kelly (q.v.). Succeeded to a half-share in Biscany estate but it's not clear from whom. John Wallace of Kelly owned the other half. Married 16/08/1753 to Margaret White (she died 18/04/1784), 4 sons and 2 daughters.

One daughter died young, the other, Margaret, married Andrew Houston of Jordanhill in 1779. She died at Hamilton 25/12/1789.

Thomas, eldest son, born 22/12/1757, died 26/06/1763.

Hugh, second son, born 25/09/1760, succeeded to his father's estate. Captain in the army, married Frances, second daughter of James Ritchie of Busbie and Craigton 25/08/1788. Six sons, one daughter. Succeeded by his eldest son Hugh Ritchie Wallace.

William, third son, born 21/06/1763, Lieut. Col. of the 20th Regiment of Infantry, died unmarried 1813.

John, fourth son, born 26/11/1765, died in India, unmarried.

Hugh Wallace and his wife Margaret were in St Elizabeth, Jamaica for the baptisms of at least three of their children: Margaret (1755), Thomas (1758) and Hugh (1761).

Hon. Hugh Wallace, Custos of Westmoreland Parish, was buried at Craigie, 24/10/1774.


Charles Rogers, The Book of Wallace ( Edinburgh, Printed for the Grampian club, 1839), Vol. I pp. 106-16., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Death of Hugh Wallace: St Elizabeth, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1705-1820 p. 334.

We are graetful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret White
Margaret (1755-1789), Thomas (1757-1763), Hugh (1760-1800), William (1763-1813), John (1765-)

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
1772 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Trustee
- 1774 [EY] → Joint owner
1775 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Previous owner
- 1774 [EY] → Owner
1775 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson