David Currie

???? - 1771


London merchant, partner with his son Colin Currie (q.v.). until 1760. The successor firm of Currie and Shakespear was a West India merchant: the focus of David Shakespear's own business has not yet been fully established, but he operated at least in part as London correspondent for Jamaican slave-owning members of his wife's family, the Campbells of Black River, and their networks.

  1. Will of David Currie of Chiswick, made in 1766, proved 26/01/1771. He left his wife Anne his house at Chiswick for life and an annuity of £200 p.a., and his daughter Elizabeth wife of John Shakespear £2000. His residuary heir was his son Colin.


http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/earlyCampbellletters1.htm; David Currie's uncle was John Currie, 'planter of Westmoreland' whose will was proved in London in 1742.

  1. PROB 11/963/289.

Further Information

Anne Campbell
Elizabeth; Colin

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner of David Currie & Son, the predecessor firm
Currie & Shakespear
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Notes →
Also business...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Chiswick, London, Middlesex, London, England