Lauchlin Macleane

???? - 1778


Biography

MP for Arundel 1768-1771, Irish adventurer and speculator in East India Co. stock, Lt-Governor of St Vincent 1766 and slave-owner in Grenada and Dominica with a wider group of MPs and co-investors, dying ruined in India in 1778. He has an entry in the ODNB as 'political agent and speculator', which details his intensive involvement in land sales in the Ceded & Neutral Islands, but is silent on the purchase or ownership of enslaved people.

  1. In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada, and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. That this was Lauchlin Macleane the MP is confirmed by references to his 'land purchases' in the West Indies in his History of Parliament entry, which also identifies John Stuart as his partner as medical men in Philadelphia in 1756.

Sources

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/macleane-lauchlin-1727-78 [accessed 19/12/2015]; Marshall, P. J. 2008 "Macleane, Lauchlin [formerly Laughlin McLean] (1728/9–1778), political agent and speculator." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 12 Jul. 2019. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-40597

  1. The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, M196.

Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic

Associated Estates (7)

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
1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both. The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, M196

1780 [EA] - → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - → Joint owner
1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both.


Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
 
election →
Arundel Sussex
1768 - 1771

Relationships (4)

Business associates
Business associates
Business associates
Business associates

Addresses (1)

Holles Street, London, Middlesex, London, England