Alexander Seton

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Almost certainly Alexander Anderson Seton of Mounie, son of James Anderson and Margaret Seton. Partner in Colvile & co. (q.v.).

  1. Alexander Anderson Seton married Janet Skene Oglivy 08/02/1810 at Southwark; children were all baptised in Tottenham. Their son Lt Col Alexander Seton (1814-1852) is in the ODNB as a soldier who died in the wreck of HMS Birkenhead off the Cape. Will of Alexander Seton of Mounie Aberdeenshire proved 05/09/1850.

  2. Alex. Seton was at 20 Dorset Square, London, in 1835.

  3. The uncle of Alexander Caulfield Anderson, fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company. Several online entries give Lt Col Alexander Seton (1814-1852) as the cousin of Alexander Caulfield Anderson and state that Seton Lake in British Columbia was named after him.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 331 (Diamond Estate).

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; E. I. Carlyle, ‘Seton, Alexander (1814–1852)’, rev. James Falkner, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), online edn, May 2010 [accessed 09/10/2012]; PROB 11/2119.

  2. Boyles Court Guide 1835.

  3. See, for example, [accessed 09/10/2012]. [accessed 12/08/2014].

We are grateful to Nancy Marguerite Anderson for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Janet Skene Oglivy
Isabella (1811-), James (1813-), Alexander (1814-), Jessy (1816-), David (1817-), George (1819-), William (1821-)

Associated Claims (3)

£1,115 2S 9D
£1,506 11S 2D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,870 19S 8D

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Imperial Fire
Other partner
Colvile & Co.
West India merchant  

Imperial (1)

Canada: British Columbia including Vancouver Island 
notes →
Seton Lake in British Columbia was named by Alexander Caulfield Anderson after Seton's son Lt. Col. Alexander Seton...

Addresses (2)

Mounie, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland
20 Dorset Square, London, Middlesex, London, England