Cathcart Chalmers

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Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Counterclaimed with his brother H.J.Chalmers (q.v) and brother-in-law Ernest Leslie Melville (q.v.), husband of Eliza nee Chalmers, the three (including Eliza) the children of Joseph Chalmers, who had sold Reliance to Simon Fraser and taken back a mortgage over £7400, the unpaid portion of the purchase price. A Cathcart Chalmers was in the Dorset militia in 1835 and 1836, but nothing further has yet been traced of him in Britain. Cathcart Chalmers is shown as the co-author (with Schomburgk) of the Great Colonial Map in 1875, when he was described as Surveyor of the Colony.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana no. 390; T71/1255 which identifies him as of Liverpool; London Gazette 19307 15/09/1835 p. 1742 and 19369 29/03/1836 p. 584; Emory University.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish?

Associated Claims (1)

£12,844 3S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England