William Maxwell MP

1768 - 1833

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

MP for Linlithgow Burghs 1807-12.  Son of William Maxwell of Carriden (d. 1771, q.v), which the younger Maxwell sold in 1814, and nephew of Patrick Maxwell of Grenada (q.v.). Erstwhile owner of Richards and Howard estates under Antigua Claim No. 397, for which his administrator claimed, as well as trust beneficiary of the Preference estate in Grenada, of which his uncle Patrick Maxwell of Grenada had been mortgagee-in-possession until the latter's death c. 1790.

  1. MP for Linlithgow Burghs 1807-1812.

  2. William Maxwell formerly of Carriden but more recently of Abercromby Place Edinburgh transferred Richmond and Howard's estate to Edward Ellice and William Holden 1816; he had sought permission from Parliament by petition to transfer 322 slaves to Demerara.

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Sources

T71/267 pp. 86-87.

  1. R. G. Thorne (ed.), The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (5 vols., London, Secker & Warburg for the History of Parliament Trust, 1986) Vol. 4 pp. 574-5; entry acknowledges Maxwell's West India holdings, and characterises them as failing.

  2. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. I p. 64.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Mary Charlotte Bouverie
Occupation
Politician

Associated Claims (1)

£4,525 7S 8D
Beneficiary unsuccessful

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
Whig 
election →
Linlithgow Burghs Lanark / Linlithgow / Peebles / Selkirk
1807 - 1812
parliamentary notes →


Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (2)

Carriden, Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Central Scotland, Scotland
Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland