Rev. Alexander Scott

1790 - 30th Mar 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. Alexander Scott, Anglican clergyman, probably owner of the Bayleys and Wiltshires estate in Barbados and trustee for the award on Thibou's Estate in Antigua. The two estates in Barbados were the centre of Bussa's 'rebellion' in 1816. Rev. Alexander Scott's wife Anna Maria Ellcock was from a Barbadian family.

  1. Rev Alexander Scott fundholder born Antigua aged 61 shown living in 1851 at 18 Pulteney Street Bathwick Bath with son Sydney aged 30 and daughter Harriet aged 25. This links with the Caribbeana description of a monument at Bathwick to Anna Maria wife of Rev. Alexander Scott (she died 26/10/1843) and the Rev. Alexander Scott himself of the Island of Barbados and of Parkside Edinburgh who died 30/03/1858.

  2. Left £120,000, 'very likely a West Indies planter fortune'. Of 14 Pulteney Street Bath, and the Island of Barbados, and Parkside, Edinburgh. Son of David Scott of Antigua. Born c. 1784, died 30/03/1859 [sic].

  3. Possibly the son of Christiana Richardson nee Jarvis (q.v.) and her first husband David Scott. They married in 1782 so the birth of Alexander c. 1784-1790 would fit. Alexander was trustee of Christiana for her claim on Thibou's Estate which originated from her father Thomas Jarvis (1722-1785).

  4. The entry for Rev. Alexander Scott, son of David Scott of Antigua, in Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses shows him matriculating Trinity, Cambridge, age 19 in 1804. There is some confusion here with another Rev. Alexander Scott who became Rector of Bootle 1835-1847.

  5. George Sidney Scott of 48 Cadogan Place, of Parkside Edinburgh and of Barbados who died 17/05/1892 left £271,606 10s 9d.


T71/887 Antigua claim no. 30 (Thibou's Estate); T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2772 (Wiltshire) and 2811 (Bayley's); David Richardson, Abolition and Its Aftermath: The Historical Context 1790-1916 p. 87.

  1. 1851 census online; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 1 p. 127.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation).

  3. See separate entry for Christiana Richardson.

  4., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  5. National Probate Calendar 1892. His personalty had been resworn in April 1894 from a slightly higher figure.

Further Information

Anna Maria Ellcock
Alexander, Oswald (?-1828), [George] Sidney (1821-1892); Harriet
Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1804-1808 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (3)

£4,194 12s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,538 2s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,837 5s 4d
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] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Scott was married to Ellcock's...
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Mother
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

18 Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
Salisbury Green (now site of Pollock Halls), Parkside, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland