Dugald McLachlan

???? - 1795


  1. Will of Dugald McLachlan [formerly of the island of Jamaica but now] of Speen Hill Berkshire [made 25/10/1793] proved 11/09/1795. Under the will he left £2000 to his daughter Elizabeth at 18, £1500 each to his sons Alexander, Neill and Francis at 21, £2000 to his daughter Catherine at 18, and £150 to John McClachlan, the son of 'a free mulatto woman' Elizabeth Anderson. He had previously settled an annuity of £200 p.a. on his wife Catherine, and he left her a lump sum of £100. He identified his sister-in-law as Elizabeth McLachlan of Gower Street. He - oddly, unless his own sons were natural sons - made his nephew Major Lachlan McLachlan his residuary heir. In a codicil of 1794, when he was at Bath, he left his wife a further annuity of £100 p.a. In 1825, administration of the will was granted to the acting executors of the will of Patrick McLachlan, himself the executor of Lachlan McLachlan.

  2. Possibly the Dugald McLachlan who owned 4 enslaved people and 4 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792.


  1. PROB 11/1265/190.

  2. 'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.

Further Information

Elizabeth; Alexander

Associated Estates (2)

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
1787 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Lessee (Estate)
1787 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Lessee

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Lachlan McLachlan was also the residuary her of his uncle Dugald...
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (1)

Speen Hill, Newbury, Berkshire, Central England, England