Edward Clouston

1787 - 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Attorney in Jamaica, but returnee to Scotland at the time of Emancipation, awarded the compensation for 21 enslaved people in St Thomas-in-the-Vale Jamaica.

  1.  Son of Rev. William Clouston of Kingshouse (d. 1832). Returned to Britain c. 1834, with his children from his relationship with Eliza Fox. Married Edinburgh 1838. Died 1866.


T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 298

1.www.archive.org – ‘Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation’, by Huw Scott – Volume VII – Synods of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Glenelg, Orkney and of Shetland, the Church in England, Ireland, and Overseas [including the West Indies] – published 1928 – Orkney – Presbytery of Cairston – Sandwick and Stromness p. 253; S.D.Smith Gentry Capitalism, p. 341 shows Clouston leaving Jamaica 15/05/1833 for NY and in Edinburgh in March 1834.

www.scotlandspeopleEdinburgh 23rd April 1838 – (Proclaimed 22nd April 1838) – Edward Clouston, Esquire, late of Jamaica, residing No 27 Howe Street, St Stephen’s Parish, and Mrs Julia Gordon Thin or McLaren, residing same place and parish, daughter of the late John Thin, Builder, and Widow of McLaren, Surgeon, have been three times proclaimed in order to Marriage in the Parish Church of St Stephen’s, and no objections have been offered. Married at Edinburgh 30th April 1838 by the Revd Dr David Ritchie, one of the Ministers of St Andrew’s Parish.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Julia Gordon Mclaren (nee Thin)
With Eliza Fox, Isabella and Henry Clouston;

Associated Claims (1)

£448 3S 5D

Associated Estates (7)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1827 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland