James Allan Allan

???? - 1829

Claimant or beneficiary


James Allan Allan of Galston, Ayr, owner of Mount Airy in St Andrews, Jamaica. His wife Agnes Allan Allan (q.v.) unsuccessfully counterclaimed for dower as his widow in 1835. The claim was originally made by Alex Forbes of St Andrew as trustee and executor of James A. Allan decd., and the compensation was paid to Benjamin Joseph Trueman Nightingale, who counterclaimed as mortgagee-in-fee and judgement creditor.

  1. Date and place of birth unknown. According to his will, his mother was Mary Allan nee Luckie. Married Agnes Kirkwood in Paisley, Scotland, in 1809. Three children baptised in Cambuslang (1810, 1811, 1815) and three in Galston (1818, 1821, 1825).

  2. Will of James Allan Allan of Galston, dated 20/10/1829. Mount Airy was sold by Alexander Allan of Beamsville in the 1840s.


T71/865 St Andrew 208 (part). Letter T71/1607 23/10/1835 from Agnes A Allan, Galstone [sic], Ayrshire, Scotland: claim from Forbes, 'apptd by my late husband and to whom I gave my power of attorney to protect me as a widow, has ordered his man of business to put in a claim there in my favour, for my rights of dowry in the compensation money, and hopes I have put one in, in England.'

  1. Familysearch.org batch nos. C11593-2, C11593-4, C11627-2.

  2. PROB 11/1834/422.

Further Information

Agnes Kirkwood
Mary Luckie, Elizabeth, Janet, George, Andrew Brown, Alexander

PROB 11/1834/422 - precis.

James Allan Allan of the parish of Galston, Ayrshire, but about to proceed to Kingston in Jamaica.

To Alexander Campbell Hunter, accountant, Tokenhouse Yard, London, John Horare Freer of Clifton Street, Finsbury, Middlesex and Alexander Kirkwood, merchant of Campbelltown in Argyllshire, all my real and personal estate upon trust.

My wife Agnes Allan Allan otherwise Kirkwood, so long as she shall remain a widow, to have hold and enjoy my household goods, furniture and personal estate, and also to receive from my trustees the rents and profits of my real estate for the support of herself and for the support and education of my children.

On the death of my wife or on her remarriage then to divide the real and personal estate equally amongst all and every of my children then living.

I recomment to my wife and family that they assist my mother Mary Luckie otherwise Allan according to their discretion and that in case of her decease they shall give her a decent internment.

My trustees to also be executors.

Signed 20/10/1829.

Codicil dated 21/10/1830. At present of Mount Airy Plantation in St Andrew, Jamaica. To Alexander Forbes of the City and Parish of Kingston, manufacturer of preserves and pickles, also to be trustee and executor.

Proved at London 12/08/1834.

Associated Claims (1)

£734 10s 0d
Beneficiary unsuccessful

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
- 1830 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Galston, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland