Alexander Seton

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

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 DNB 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. Probably 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.

Sources

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

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; Ancestry.com, 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 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25116 [accessed 09/10/2012]; PROB 11/2119.

  2. Boyles Court Guide 1835.

  3. See, for example, http://furtradefamilyhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/anderson-seton-family-tree.html [accessed 09/10/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Janet Skene Oglivy
Children
Isabella (1811-), James (1813-), Alexander (1814-), Jessy (1816-), David (1817-), George (1819-), William (1821-)

Associated Claims (3)

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

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Auditor
Imperial Fire
Insurance  
 
Other partner
Colvile & Co.
West India merchant  
 

Imperial (1)

Other
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