Alexander Fraser

1759 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Alexander Fraser of Inchcoulter, Killearn, Rosshire claimed as owner-in-fee of the Levera estate in Grenada, but the compensation was awarded to James Evan Baillie, Hugh Duncan Baillie and George Ames as 'assignees of the whole compensation money.'  The same pattern was repeated for the Camden estate on Trinidad, where 'Alexander Fraser of Scotland' claimed and the Baillies and Ames counterclaimed under an assignment dated 07/07/1835, strongly suggesting the two Alexander Frasers were one and the same.   In 1813, John Stewart and Alexander Fraser, both of Crossing Square London, had purchased the Camden estate in Trinidad from the failed Boldero banking concern.

  1. Alexander Fraser was a partner with James Evan Baillie in J.E. Baillie & Co. of London until its dissolution in 1820. He had been in Grenada in the late 1790s, and was instrumental in raising money there for the Northern Infirmary in Inverness. In 1806 he purchased the Inchcoulter estate and created the village of Evanton there.

Sources

T71/880 Grenada No. 690; T71/894 Trinidad no. 1641.

  1. This biographical material, life-dates and the name of his wife are all drawn from David Alston, Slaves and Highlanders, http://www.spanglefish.com/slavesandhighlanders/index.asp?pageid=225176 accessed 05/03/2013.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Emilia Duff

Associated Claims (2)

£2,759 1S 0D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)
£6,042 8S 3D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Partner
Baillie, Ames & Baillie
West India merchant  
 

Cultural (1)

Subscriber
Northern Infirmary...... 

Physical (1)

Urban Development
Evanton [Built] 
description →
Village on the Inchcoulter (or Balconie) estate in...
notes →
Built by Alexander Fraser after his purchase of the estate in 1806....

Addresses (1)

Inchcoulter, Killearn, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland