Patrick Charles Crichton

2nd Aug 1802 - 28th Nov 1872


Biography

Claimant for compensation as one of the guardians of his niece, Elizabeth Jane Lambie (q.v.) although the award was made to the other guardian, Henry Lord Garrigues (q.v.). Nephew of Sir Alexander Crichton (q.v.).

  1. Born 02/08/1802 in Edinburgh, the third son of Lt. Col. Patrick Crichton and his wife Margaret née Lambie. According to an account written by his brother Sir Archibald William Crichton in 1851, “Patrick Charles was bred a merchant, and after some years spent travelling in Europe, and in South America joined his brother-in-law William Lambie in Jamaica where he was for many years attorney of several large estates, he then established himself in London in the West India trade and finally upon the adoption of Lord John Rupert’s fatal bill in 1846 retired to his estate in Jamaica where he is now residing.”

  2. Patrick’s sister Elizabeth Dundas Crichton was married to attorney and proprietor William Lambie (q.v.).

  3. Death of Patrick Charles Crichton age 70 in Polermo, Sicily, 28/11/1872.

  4. There were two awards made in St Vincent to a Patrick Crichton but it has not been established whether or not this was the same person. Patrick Crichton registered his own enslaved persons in St Vincent in 1831, but Patrick Charles Crichton was in Jamaica 02/06/1835 when he was served with a notice of counterclaim by Thomas Wilson of Portland.

Sources

T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim nos. 198 (Friendship) and 199.

  1. www.familysearch.org batch no. C11982-1. An account of the genealogy of the Crichtons of Edinburgh by Patrick Crichton (c. 1755-1825) and updated in 1851 by his son Sir Archibald William Crichton (1791-1865) is transcribed at http://www.clan-crichton.com/Crichton_1819_bw_intro.pdf [accessed 03/09/2012, quote from p. 45].

  2. See separate entry for William Lambie (q.v.).

  3. www.familysearch.org batch no. B01440-3.

  4. T71/892 St Vincent claim nos. 439 and 472. Slave Registers for St Vincent: T71/499 p. 148. Notice of counterclaim: T71/1200.


Further Information

Absentee?
Occupation
West India merchant and attorney

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Niece

Addresses (3)

Jamaica
Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Palermo, Sicily