William Gilchrist of Jamaica

No Dates


Biography

Apparently resident slave-owner in Jamaica, shown 1785-1792 as deceased owner of Mount Pelier in Hanover, an estate mortgaged to Donald Malcolm (q.v.). Probably but not certainly the William Gilchrist who was the nephew and residuary heir of Alexander Gilchrist planter of Hanover, whose will [made in 1760 and with a grant of administration in 1766] had a second grant of administration 09/10/1770.

Sources

PROB 11/961/74.


Associated Estates (3)

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
1786 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Not known

'Donald Malcolm executor of William Gilchrist as mortgagee-in-possession'. It is ambiguous whether Malcolm or Gilchrist was the original mortgagee of the estate: elsewhere Donald Malcolm is shown as mortgagee of William Gilchrist.

1785 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Previous owner
1772 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Owner