Alexander Kidston

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

Sources

  1. Will of Thomas Winder, http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/w/wills-17.htm; Jamaica Almanac 1817; http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Search/results.aspx

  2. 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.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

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
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney

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 (2)

Nephew → Uncle
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Alexander Kidston was mentioned as his nephew in the will of Walter Ewer I proved in...
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

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