Eliza Jane McGlashan (née Turner)

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded 1/16th of the compensation for the Dunbarton estate in St Ann Jamaica, one of a large group of claimants described collectively as 'representatives of William Gale Redwar.' Eliza Jane Turner was the daughter of planter Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner (née Redwar), and grand-daughter of Henry Redwar of Dunbarton estate.

  1. Born 13/02/1803 and baptised in Box, Wiltshire, 08/04/1813, her brother Edward Turner (q.v.) was an eminent chemist: he was a lecturer in Chemistry at Edinburgh University between 1824 and 1827 and 'collected around him the remaining unsettled members of his family - a clever boy and four young, handsome and accomplished sisters'.

  2. Eliza Jane McGlashan of West Port, St James's Parish, Edinburgh, married John McGlashan Esquire, attorney in Jamaica residing in West Dundass Street, St Andrew's Parish, Edinburgh, 17/01/1827. They had a son, Charles Edward, baptised in Jamaica, 13/03/1844.


T71/857 St Ann claim. no. 565.

  1. Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Magazine, Issue 72, January 2014, p. 20; Sir Robert Christison, The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. (2 Vols., Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1885), Vol. 1 pp. 130-133. W. H. Brock, ‘Turner, Edward (1796–1837)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) online edn, Jan 2009 available at http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27848 [accessed 23/07/2012].

  2. General Registry Office for Scotland OPR 685/1 630 382. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to Signe Hoffos for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Eliza Jane M'Glashan (wife of John M'Glashan)
John M'Glashan
Charles Edward

Associated Claims (1)

£2,956 15s 6d

Relationships (14)

Niece → Aunt
Niece → Aunt
Wife → Husband
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Aunt
Notes →
Harriet married Eliza Jane's uncle William Gale...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

Box, Wiltshire, Wessex, England
West Port, St James's Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland