William Alexander Mackinnon

Company Role

West India Agriculture Company

Agriculture (Land - agriculture)

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Firm Notes

Company objective: ‘to render available the fertile sources opened for the advantageous investment of capital by the effects of the act for negro emancipation, and ... to assist materially in working out the philanthropic results anticipated frm the measure by the Legislature’. To develop settlements in British Guyana (Demerara and Berbice).

Established with capital of £0.5m; share issue 10,000 x £50 each; deposit of £2 per share.

Firm Sources

The Times, 26 Febraury 1836