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. The Royal Society's Obituary of Sir Henry Barkly said that his father Aeneas Barkly 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], p. 23.

  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 (29)

£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)
£3,877 2S 6D
Beneficiary deceased (Mortgagee)
£4,680 8S 7D
Awardee
£3,378 5S 11D
Awardee
£4,324 7S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,253 4S 3D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,037 1S 11D
Awardee
£4,131 14S 0D
Awardee
£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
£2,069 3S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£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

Associated Estates (19)

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
1835 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1829 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1816 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner

One of the four estates purchased from the Berbice Association in 1818 by Aeneas Barkly, Henry Davidson and John Cameron and D.C. Cameron. Local secondary sources suggest St Jan and Dankbaarheid were combined to form Highbury, but Dankbaarheid appears to have continued at least until 1834.

1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Local secondary material shows Cameron, Davidson and Barkly buying four estates - Dageraad, Sandvoort, St Jan and Dankbaarheid - from the Berbice Association in November 1818, and then dividing them among themselves. Sandvoort was subdivided by the Camerons into Sandvoort and Lochaber, and Highbury reportedly formed from St Jan and Dankbaarheid, although the latter appears to have remained separate until at least 1834.

1832 [EA] - → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - → Not known
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

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

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Business partners
Business partners
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Also business...

Addresses (1)

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