Alexander Young Spearman

13th Sep 1793 - 20th Nov 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation with David Baillie (q.v.) for the enslaved people on Auchenskeoch in Tobago as 'trustees and owners.'

  1. Alexander Young Spearman, eldest son of Alexander Young Spearman (1762-1808) of Thornley Durham and the Royal Artillery, and Agnes, daughter of James Morton of Bonar Hill Lanarkshire. He entered public service in 1808.  Married 29/12/1826 Jane Campbell (d. 1877), daughter of Duncan Campbell of Inverawe, Argyll with whom he had four sons.  Assistant Secretary to Treasury 1836-40, created bart. 1840; Secretary and controller-general of National Debt Office 1850-73. Died at The Spring, Hanwell, Middlesex 20/11/1874.    

  2. Will of The Hon Sir Alexander Young Spearman baronet who died 20/11/1874 proved 14/12/1874, effects under £18,000.


T71/891 Tobago no. 11.

  1. J.C. Sainty, 'Spearman Sir Alexander Young, first baronet (1793-1874), civil servant', ODNB online.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1874.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Alex. Young Spearman
Jane Campbell
4 sons
Wealth at death
Civil Servant
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£4,215 12s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

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] → Trustee

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

The Spring, Hanwell, Middlesex, London, England