Henry Davidson the eldest

???? - 1781


Brother and partner of Duncan Davidson senior (q.v.).

  1. Will of Henry Davidson of [Tulloch but now residing in] London proved 27/01/1781. He left an annuity of £500 p.a. to his wife Justina, and an annuity of £100 p.a. to his wife's sister Delicia MacNeill after this wife's death with £50 p.a. beforehand. He left annuities of £100 p.a to his mother Jean and £40 p.a to his two sisters, Anne Anderson widow and Elizabeth Dunbar, and £1000 in trust for his niece Jean Dunbar. His executors were his brother Duncan Davidson and Charles Graham, the latter described as their clerk and kinsman.

  2. In partnership with his brother Duncan Davidson, William and Robert Gemmell and James Baillie the elder formerly of Grenada, Duncan Davidson purchased 4000 acres in St Vincent from Robert Monckton in 1775 for £31,750.


  1. PROB 11/1073/324

  2. Deed Book 1785, British Library, EAP688/1/1/1, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-1, pp. 159-162 and pp. 162-178. William Gemmell was party to a deed of 24/05/1785 under which he - given as late of Lime Street but then of Marylebone and as executor of Robert Gemmell - leased for 1 year land known as Lot No. 4 in the Monckton Quarter of St Vincent to Duncan Campbell of St Vincent. The indenture was the prelude to a further deed of the following day to be entered into with James Baillie and the Davidson firm of London that set out the background including the 1775 purchase from Monckton.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1780 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Davidsons Barkly & Co.
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Tulloch [Purchased] 
description →
Estate purchased by Henry Davidson in 1762. 'Davidson appears to have invested heavily in his new property: the farm steading carries a date of 1774.'...

Relationships (2)

Notes →
Also business...
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland