John Murdoch Robertson

1777 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Glasgow merchant, son of John Robertson of Plantation (q.v.). John Murdoch Robertson was awarded with 'John Robertson' one half of the compensation for the Mount Pleasant estate on St Vincent, the other half of which was paid to Cecilia Douglas (q.v.).

  1. John Murdoch Robertson, Northside [Largs] interred at Glasgow 7 April 1848, died 2 April, aged 71. His father John Robertson had bought one share in the Tontine for the Glasgow Coffee Room in 1781-1782 for the life of his son John Murdoch Robertson: Cecilia Douglas was reportedly the survivor of this Tontine.


Given as John M. Robertson in the Register of Claims T71/892 for St Vincent in the compensation process, and as Messrs Robertson [with John Robertson] in the original claim form, but attached to the claim form is a note dated Glasgow 7th January 1836 requesting separate awards to Cecilia Douglas on the one hand and John Murdoch Robertson and John Robertson on the other, T71/1067 St Vincent no. 490, signed by the three of them.

  1. Transcription of Largs [Ayrshire] Registered Deaths 1823-1854 [accessed 14/09/2015]; Glasgow Herald March 8th 1852, 'Loose Memoranda on Glasgow Subjects, No. 6 by Senex, The year 1783 - Tontine Coffee Room' which reproduced the Deed of Association of the Glasgow Tontine Society 1782, including the list of subscribers.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John M. Robertson

Associated Claims (1)

£6,027 5s 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
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Hugh Mackenzie & Co.
West India merchant - British Guiana  

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Other relatives
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Addresses (1)

Northside, Largs, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland