James Williams Scarlett

1812 - 1890


Son and co-heir of Sir William Anglin Scarlett the Chief Justice of Jamaica and Mary Scarlett née Williams. He has not clearly been identified as a slave-owner; he was co-heir under the will of his father, who appears to have owned a pen called Paradise Pen [not yet traced by LBS] close to his death. James Williams Scarlett bought the island of Gigha, Argyll in 1865.

  1. James Williams Scarlett, Adm. pens. at TRINITY, May 27, 1830. [Younger s. of Sir William Anglin (1798), Chief Justice of Jamaica (and Mary, dau. of Joseph Williams, of Luana, Jamaica). B. Feb. 20, 1812. School, Eton.] Matric. Michs. 1832; B.A. 1836. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Apr. 19, 1834. Called to the Bar, June 14, 1838. Of Achamore House, Isle of Gigha, Argyll, Copped Hall, Totteridge, Herts., and Downland, Sussex. Married, Sept. 14, 1837, Anne Rhodes Williams, dau. of James Brown, Esq., of Harehills Grove, Yorks. Died Apr. 30, 1890. Father of Harry (1875), James W. (next) and Thomas R. (1873); brother of Robert W. (1828). (Eton Sch. Lists; Foster, Men-at-the-Bar; Law Lists; Inns of Court; Burke, L.G.).

  2. Will of James Williams Scarlett, formerly of Copped Hall Herts., afterwards of Thrybergh Park near Rotherham; but late of Downland House Uckfield proved 30/05/1890, effects £42,430 17s 2d.


Catherine Czerkawska, The Way it Was: A History of Gigha (2016)

  1. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. National Probate Calendar.

Further Information

Anne Rhodes Williams Brown
Wealth at death
£42,430 17S 2D
Cambridge (Trinity) [1832-1836 ]
Legal Education
Inner Temple [1834; called to the bar 1838 ]

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Copped Hall, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England
Downland House , Uckfield, Sussex, South-east England, England
Thrybergh Park, Rotherham, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England