Hon. James Laing

???? - 1827


Biography

Husband of Mary Hagart, daughter of Patrick Hagart, Writer of the Signet, Edinburgh and later Factor for Lord Errol and Lord Dundas in Orkney. Married Kirkwall, Orkney, 06/07/1793, at least four children: Malcolm Jacques Laing (b.1802, Kirkwall), John Jacques Laing (b. 1804, Kingston, Jamaica), Barbara Blair Laing (b. 1805, Kingston Jamaica), and Mary. Probably a partner in Jaques & Laing, or Jacques, Laing & Ewing (with John Jacques and Humphrey Ewing Maclae, each of whom q.v.), to whom Goshen estate and pen were registered in the almanacs of 1811 and 1812, and probably the same man as James Laing given as attorney for several other estates in Jamaica. Philip Wright identified a James Laing (1765-1827), a Justice and Alderman of Kingston, later Custos, in his edition of Lady Nugent's Journal (2002), p.304, who is again probably the same man.

  1. The Hon. William James Coventry (1797-), a younger son of the 7th Earl of Coventry, married Mary, daughter of James Laing of Jamaica, in 1821.

Sources

Visitation of England and Wales Vol. 6 (1898)

  1. George William Collen (ed.), Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland... (1840) p. 194.

We are grateful to Veronica Hagart for her help compiling this entry.


Further Information

Spouse
Mary Hagart
Children
Malcolm Jacques (1802-1892), John Jacques (1804-), Barbara Blair (1805-), Mary

Associated Estates (48)

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
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1824 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Not known
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Receiver
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1809 [EA] - → Not known
1808 [SY] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1826 [EA] - → Receiver
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Lessee
1826 [EA] - → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners
Business associates

Addresses (1)

Orkney, Highlands & Islands, Scotland