Sir Alexander Ferrier

???? - 1845

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Claimed for the compensation for Vreesenhoop in British Guiana, the compensation for which was paid to the trustees of the marriage settlement of his son John Turing Ferrier and Adriana Jonas.

  1. Alexander Ferrier was the British Consul at Rotterdam in 1815. Alexander Ferrier's eldest son John Turing Ferrier married Miss Adriana Jonas only dau. and heiress of late Hermanus Jonas of the colony of Demerara.

  2. There was a debate in the House of Commons in 1822 over the appointment of Alexander Ferrier as Conservator of Privileges of Royal Burghs in Scotland. Lord Archibald Hamilton, 'having understood there were no duties attached to the office' had moved for a return of the nature of office, which was stated the previous year to have a salary of £200 p.a.. The Lord Advocate said no salary was attached; Sir W. Curtis took the blame if appointment had been improper, having recommended Alexander Ferrier to Home Dept. for this office which had no salary atttached: 'Mr Ferrier had been consul at Amsterdam [sic] had conducted himself as he ought and was a native of Scotland.' Alexander Ferrier was knighted in 1835.

  3. Will of Sir Alexander Ferrier consul of Her Majesty's the Queen proved 23/12/1845.

Sources

  1. Times 14/8/1815 p. 4; Times 9/9/1817 p. 3.

  2. Times 19/02/1822 p. 1; Times 25/07/1835 p. 5, dead before 21/02/1850 [notice of death of Alexander Ferrier's sister, Times p. 9].

  3. PROB 11/2028/40

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Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Alexander Ferrier
Spouse
Antoinette Jonas
Children
John Turing; Antoinette

Associated Claims (1)

£11,106 3S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)