Alexander McLean

1767 - 1839


Slave-owner in Jamaica. Owner of Crawle River in St Thomas in the East until he sold it with the enslaved people c. 1830, and of Orange Hill (possibly also known as Anchovy Gully) at least 1817-1820.

  1. 'DONALD, ALEXANDER, AND JAMES MACLEAN. Donald, Alexander, and James Maclean were brothers, and were born in North Uist. It is pretty certain that they belonged to the Boreray branch of the Ardgour family. Their parents were drowned while crossing from Uist to the mainland. Donald went to Jamaica, prospered in business, and sent for Alexander and James. He married Ann Susanna Rodon, by whom he had Lachlan, George-Rodon, and Ann. Alexander was born in 1767. He became proprietor of the Crawle River and Orange Hill estates in Jamaica. He returned to Scotland in 1819, and settled in Liberton. He married, in the same year, Mary Baigrie, by whom he had Catherine-Ann, Alexander, Donald, and John M. He died in 1839. His youngest son, John [sic] M., is the well-known member of parliament for Cardiff.' [In fact the MP for Cardiff was the former India newspaper owner and editor James Mackenzie Maclean (1835-1906), who was indeed the son of Alexander McLean of Liberton].


  1. Rev. A. Maclean Sinclair, The Clan Gillean (1899) p. 483.

Further Information

Mary Baigrie
Catherine-Ann; Alexander; Donald; John M.

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
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1821 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (1)


Addresses (2)

Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
North Uist, Inverness-shire, Highlands & Islands, Scotland