Aeneas Barkly

1768 - 17th Aug 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London merchant, partner with Henry Davidson and Duncan Davidson (both of whom q.v.) in Davidsons & Barkly (q.v), awarded compensation for claims across the Caribbean.

  1. 1768-1836. Youngest of 5 sons of of Alexander Barkly merchant of Cromarty and Christian Urquhart daughter of Laird of Mounteagle. Became sugar merchant in London with Graham and Davidson (from 1807 Davidson & Barkly)*, was made his father's heir for paying debts of family farm, and inherited estate of Mounteagle following the Laird's death. Married Susannah Louisa Ffrith, daughter of a Jamaica coffee planter, in 1805. Died suddenly 17 August 1836.

  2. Obituary of Sir Henry Barkly p. 23: AB of Monteagle Ross-shire, 'ruined by the Parliamentary legislation of 1838 [sic], left his family, on his death, in a financially embarrassed position'. Henry Barkly went to Demerara 'for the purpose of improving his property'.

  3. Aeneas Barkley's [sic] daughter Louisa (born c. 1819) married William Reid, London brewer who left £120,000 in 1868.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 333 (Cochrane's, Old North Sound). T71/886 British Guiana claim nos. 16 (Bellevue) and 216 (Highbury).

  1. Scottish Archive Network, gives associated records as GB233/Acc.9907 Barkly Papers [http://195.1353.34.9/catalogue/person.aspx?code=NA9716&st=1& accessed 12/10/2010]. National Library of Scotland: MS division Acc 9907 Barkly Papers: death of Aeneas Barkly 1836.

  2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, vol. LXXV [June 1905].

  3. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1868/54 Reid, William.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Susanna Louisa Ffrith
Children
Henry (1815-1898); Louisa (c. 1819)

Associated Claims (27)

£2,087 18S 6D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£9,412 5S 6D
Awardee
£18,555 2S 3D
Awardee
£16,592 4S 6D
Awardee
£8,878 0S 0D
Awardee
£7,633 8S 1D
Awardee
£1,573 18S 0D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,680 8S 7D
Awardee
£3,378 5S 11D
Awardee
£4,037 1S 11D
Awardee
£4,131 14S 0D
Awardee
£4,324 7S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,253 4S 3D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£119 10S 3D
Awardee
£7,238 14S 0D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,824 12S 0D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£586 5S 11D
Awardee
£5,199 12S 6D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,396 10S 2D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,142 18S 1D
Awardee
£3,442 15S 2D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,669 17S 3D
Awardee
£6,296 9S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£6,544 4S 1D
Awardee
£608 13S 10D
Awardee
£150 2S 8D
Awardee
£1,436 5S 2D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Name partner
Davidsons Barkly & Co.
West India merchant  
 
Director
West India Dock Co.
Dock Company  
 
Director
Colonial Bank
Banker  
 

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Highbury Place, Highbury, London, Middlesex, London, England