John Urquhart of Craigston

???? - 1821


Owner of Craigston estate in Carriacou in 1817. Father of William Urquhart of Craigston (d. 1847, q.v.), and son of William Urquhart of Craigston (1741-1796).

Inherited Craigston and Meldrum estates in Carriacou, as well as the Scottish property of his father William Qrquhart in 1821. Lived at the family seat of Craigston Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Letters to Urquhart from his estate managed William Robertson, 1804-1812 are held in the archives at Craigston Castle, including one from William Nash, Rector of Carriacou, describing the brutal punishment of enslaved people from Urquhart's estates who had complained that Robertson had withheld goods from Urquhart intended for them. Robertson described this as an attempted insurrection.


T71/267 pp. 208-212.

H. Gordon Slade, 'Craigston and Meldrum Estates, Carriacou,1769-1841', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 114 (1984), 481-537. See [accessed 05/03/2020].

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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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
1796 [SY] - 1821 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Craigston Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland