Alexander Renny

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Alexander Renny was partner with Robert Taylor (q.v.) in the London West India merchant firm Taylor, Renny & Hughan until 1805. Taylor and Hughan were slave-traders; Alexander Renny reportedly excluded himself from ownership of the ships [or voyages?] engaged in this part of the business. To date his relationship to Alexander Renny Tailyour (previously Alexander Renny) of Borrowfield Kincardineshire (whose will was proved 30/03/1849) has not been confirmed: they were possibly the same man, an identification supported by the presence in the Tailyour papers of correspondence with Alexander Renny Tailyour between 1805 and 1811.


PROB 11/2090/279; the exclusion of Renny from the slave-trading ships is shown in PLANTATION LIFE IN THE CARIBBEAN Part 1: Jamaica, c.1765­-1848: The Taylor and Vanneck­Arcedekne Papers from Cambridge University Library and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London DETAILED LISTING (Reels 8­17) (The Taylor Family Papers from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London), accessed 23/10/2018] Tailyour Family Papers, University of Michigan,'Tailyour, Alexander Renny, 10 October 1806-2 December 1811 (24 items)', [accessed 23/10/2018].

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