Charles McSween

1791 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Alexander McSween, Attorney Grenada. After entering the East India Company training college at Haileybury in 1807, he arrived in India as an EIC Writer in 1810, serving in the Bengal Presidency. In the 1817 Slave Register he is identified as being in India in the entry for Grand Mal estate. He rose to the position of Judge in Muradabad, but died in post in 1848. In 1822 he married Margaret Macleod in Bengal. The couple had 7 children.


T71/265 pp. 175-176.

Frederick Charles Danvers, Memorials of old Haileybury College (London, 1894), p. 332.

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We are grateful to Peter Schofield for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Charles M'Sween
Married but no further details
Jane McSween
Civil Servant (East India Company)

Associated Claims (2)

£588 5s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£565 18s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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Served in Bengal Presidency, rising to the position of Judge at Muradabad, where he died in post 1848. Identified as in India in the Slave Register entry for Grand Mal estate in 1817 but nothing...

Relationships (1)

Son → Father
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Specified as the only son and heir of Alexander McSween in the latter's will made in 1808 and proved in...

Addresses (1)