William Urquhart

???? - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Scottish absentee, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the Craigston and Meldrum estates in Grenada. 

  1. William Urquhart of Craigston died March 1847 and was the son of John Urquhart (q.v.), the grandson of William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796) and the great-great-grandson of William Urquhart of Meldrum. According to Rubinstein, the East Indian banker George Arbuthnot was the son of Robert Arbuthnot and Mary Urquhart (c. 1743-1818), daughter of Capt. John Urquhart of Cromarty and Craigston: Mary was the sister of William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796).

Sources

T70/880 Grenada claim nos. 990 (Craigstone Estate) and 994 (Meldrum Estate).

  1. H. Gordon Slade 'Craigston and Meldrum estates, Carriacou 1769-1841' in Proceedings of Society of Antiquarians of Scotland 114 (1984) pp. 481-537. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS), George Arbuthnot, reference 1843/12.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (2)

£5,693 11S 6D
Awardee
£2,648 19S 5D
Awardee

Associated Estates (3)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father