William Dobbie

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Claimant or beneficiary


Returned slave-owner, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Glenhead in Manchester.

  1. William Dobbie registered for himself in the 1817 triennial registration; in 1820 and 1832 attorneys registered on his behalf.

  2. The personal papers of William Dobie of Newbank Glasgow, including accounts and correspondence relating to Glenhead sugar plantation 1817-1838 are shown as deposited in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.


T71/860 Manchester no. 237. William Dobbie Great Britain.

  1. The estate (under St Elizabeth) appears as 'Gunhead' in the 1811 and 1812 transcriptions of the Jamaica Almanacs, thereafter as Glenhead.

  2. Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript sources for the history of the West Indies: with special reference to Jamaica in the National Library of Jamaica and supplementary sources in the West Indies, North America, and United Kingdom and elsewhere (Mona, Jamaica, University of the West Indies Press, 2000) Item 2301.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£1,540 19s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Newbank, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland