James Henry Houstoun

???? - 1813


London merchant and banker, 'confidential clerk' to Simon Fraser of Ness Castle for any years and then partner with Hon. Simon Fraser, the grandson of Simon Fraser of Ness Castle. He was also a partner in the banking firm of Sir John Perring Bart., Benjamin Shaw, Stephen Nicholson Barber and James Henry Houstoun. After his death between 1812 and 1814 his debts to his partners of £100,000 were pursued in the case of De Tastet against Shaw and others.

  1. Will of James Henry Houstoun merchant of Cornhill [with a codicil made in 1812] proved 03/11/1814. After monetary legacies totalling c. £1000 to his banking partners and others he left his estate to his wife Elizabeth.


Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench, Volume I (1818) by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Sir Edward Hall p. 664.

  1. PROB 11/1562/46.

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Married but no further details

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
1810 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In 1810 Robert Sutherland conveyed land at Kingstown and in the Caraib country and 400 named enslaved people on St Vincent to Hon. Simon Fraser and James Henry Houstoun to secure his debt to them. LBS has inferred this to have been, or included, the estate named Waterloo.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

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Previously 'confidential clerk' to Simon Fraser of Ness...

Relationships (1)

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