Hugh Hay Rose

1787 - 17th Apr 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Scottish soldier, an officer in the Portuguese army, awarded one-third of compensation for the enslaved people on Harmony Hill in St George Jamaica by virtue of his marriage.

  1. Baptised 21/03/1787, son of William Rose and Mary Robinson. Married Catharine Waddell at Edinburgh in 1822. Two children baptised in St Andrew, Jamaica: Mary in 1824 and William Cumming in 1826.

  2. Grave in St George's Cemetery, Lisbon: "Sacred to the memory of Lt Col Hugh Hay Rose late Captain H.M. 92nd Regt who died in Lisbon 17 April 1851 aged 64 years."


T71/869 St George no. 256A-D. Hugh Hay Rose Edinburgh owner in right of wife and as guardian of James Waddell of 1/3rd. T71/1593 p 18-19 Lt Col Hugh Hay Rose, 16 Claremont Crescent Edinburgh.

  1. batch nos. C11210-2; GROS OPR Marriages 685/1 630 138 Edinburgh;, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Janet and David Bromley, Wellington's Men Remembered (2015) vol. 2.

Further Information

Catherine Waddell
Mary (1824-), William Cumming (1826-)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,153 6s 6d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1826 [EA] - → Agent
1826 [EA] - → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - → Owner

Probably only joint owner with the other awardees for slave compensation in the 1830s.

1826 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Lisbon, Portugal
16 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland