George Buchanan senior

1758 - 1826


Shown as 'merchant and planter' in Jamaica by Smith and Mitchell and the son of Andrew Buchanan (1725-1783), a Virginia merchant in Glasgow, dying at Sherborne in 1826. Online genealogical sources show children of this George Buchanan d. 1826 as being born on Come Lee [sic] estate c. 1800 and on Wilton estate in Jamaica in the 1810s.

  1. Will of George Buchanan of Sherborne proved 30/10/1826. The will makes no reference to Jamaica, leaving £1000 to Buchanan's eldest son George, and dividing the rest between his two other sons Andrew and Robertson.


John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, Old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (1878) LXVVI Mount Vernon.

  1. PROB 11/1717/394.

Further Information

Married but no further details
George; Robertson; Andrew

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
1809 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Not known
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Guardian
1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Not known

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
William Robertson's will identified George Buchanan of Comesee Jamaica as his nephew and as his benefactor when William Robertson was under distressed circumstances....

Addresses (1)

Sherborne, Dorset, Wessex, England