James Gordon of Tobago

???? - 1806


Biography

  1. Will of James Gordon of St Luke Chelsea [made in 1804] proved 03/04/1806. In the will he said he owned an estate in Tobago called Goldsborough with upwards of 180 enslaved people ['negroes'], his sole property subject only to a mortgage for £9,900 held by Daniel Henry Rucker: he also had one half of the mercantile business of Gordon and Rucker. Previously he had been in business under James Gordon & Co., from whose books it appeared that Mr Kenneth Tod owed him a great deal of money which he had little hope of recovering. He left Goldsborough in trust to be disposed of, and left an annuity of £800 p.a. to his wife Sarah. His residuary heirs were his children Sarah and James Alexander Gordon at 21. He was he said about to make a trip to the West Indies. In a codicil of 1806 he recorded the death of his wife and the termination of his partnership with D.H. Rucker.

Sources

  1. PROB 11/1441/40.

Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic?
Spouse
Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

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
- 1806 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Partner
D H Rucker
West India merchant  
 

Addresses (1)

Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England