George Douglas Stoddart

1793 - 21st Jan 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the Calder Hall estate on Tobago, which he had inherited under the will of George Douglas (who died in 1833). Brother of James Douglas Stoddart Douglas (ne James Douglas Stoddart) (q.v.) whose wife was the main beneficiary of George Douglas' will.  

  1. 'Major George Douglas Stoddart (1793-21 January 1839), an officer in the Bengal Light Cavalry, was 'forced from India by failing health' and died at Stellenbosch. His brother paid for the tablet which was probably the work of the London sculptor William Pistell. There is a fragment of marble in the undercroft with Pistell's signature which probably came off this monument. Dickson Burnies and Company obtained permission to erect it in May 1842.'


T71/891 Tobago no. 26. Background to George Douglas' will appears in the account of Douglas v Congreve in 1837, Cases in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1834-1840], pp. 223 et seq.

  1. The Memorials of Old St George's Cathedral Cape Town. Transcription of excerpts from Africana Notes and News December 1970 Vol. 19 no. 4 article by Langham-Carter, R.R., at [accessed 04/11/2010].

Further Information

Soldier (East India Company)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,101 10s 4d

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Heir

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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An officer in the Bengal Light...

Relationships (2)

Legatee → Testator