William Wemyss Anderson

1802 - 1877


Resident lawyer in Kingston Jamaica, having previously practised in Edinburgh. He appears to have moved to Jamaica at some time between 1831 and 1835, and become a partner in Whitehorne and Forsyth of Kingston.


Edinburgh Gazette 3985 02/08/1831 p. 204 shows Wm Wemyss Anderson witnessing the dissolution of a partnership in March 1831. Lanark MLN Testaments shows William Wemyss Anderson 'Solicitor before the Supreme Courts of Sc[o]t[land] sometime res. Edin & now solicitor at Kingston Jamaica' in relation to a death on 08/01/1835.

Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography shows John Radcliffe, A sermon on the death of W. Wemyss Anderson, delivered July 21 1877 in the Scotch Kirk Kingston Jamaica. Although this might refer to the William Wemyss Anderson aged 6 who was living with his aunt in Edinburgh at the time of the 1841 census, there is a death notice in the Jamaica Witness of 03/03/1877 for William Wemyss Anderson the awardee, which puts his arrival in Jamaica as 1833 [accessed through http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/witness2.htm [accessed 09/12/2014].

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his help with this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (5)

£3,294 14S 9D
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£1,054 3S 0D
Awardee (Assignee)
£1,120 6S 11D
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,696 14S 6D
Awardee (Trustee)
£4,346 4S 1D
Other association

Associated Estates (3)

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
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1834 [EA] - → Judgement creditor
1834 [EA] - → Assignee

Addresses (1)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland