Alexander Kidston

1763 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Nephew of John Ewer and Walter Ewer I, the son of their sister Barbara Ewer and Alexander Kidston (who married in 1760).

  1. Alexander Kidston (father of this entry) married Barbra Euer 15/08/1760 in Kilsyth. Their son Alexander was baptised in Falkirk, 09/01/1763 (mother's surname given as Ure). His mother was the daughter of Henry Ure of Wester Tagestown, Kilsyth, and his wife Agnes Grahame.

  2. James and Elizabeth Kidston, "mulattos", the children of Alexander Kidston, baptised at the Bogg 21/01/1796. Kidston was resident in Jamaica in the 1810s, appearing as an executor for the will of Thomas Winder of St Ann's dated 30/06/1815 and as a Churchwarden in St Ann's (Jamaica Almanac 1817). By 1843 at the latest (and probably in the 1820s) he had returned to Edinburgh, where the will of Alexander Kidston of Jamaica residing at No. 22 Queen Street Edinburgh' SC70/1/71 is recorded on his death 15/08/1850.

  3. An 'Account outstanding' in Chancery case of Alexander Kidston deceased in matter of trusts under the will of, account of Jane Kidston Campbell, was recorded as late as 1896. When Jane Kidston or Campbell died intestate in Edinburgh 30/12/1876 leaving £4935 5s 6d, she was identified as the widow of Donald Campbell late of Jamaica


  1. GROS OPR Marriages 483 40 196 Kilsyth; GROS OPR Births 479 40 238 Falkirk.

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; will of Thomas Winder,; Jamaica Almanac 1817;

  3. London Gazette, Issue 26718, 04/03/1896, p. 1442; Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 for Jane Kidston Campbell 1877.

We are grateful to Robert Hutcheon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£2,998 14s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (14)

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
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
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1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
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1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
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Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Prints, Drawings and Paintings
Alexander Kidston of Jamaica was included as one of 21 prints in Modern Athenians: Being Portraits of Eminent Personages in the Metropolis of Scotland" (Edinburgh: Hugh Paton 1844), a copy... 
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Relationships (7)

Nephew → Uncle
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Alexander Kidston was mentioned as his nephew in the will of Walter Ewer I proved in...
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First Cousins
Father → Natural Son
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Addresses (2)

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
22 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland