William Hosack

1808 - 1883

Claimant or beneficiary


Eldest son of John Hosack (q.v.) and his wife Jean Tinning. Baptised in Tinwald, Dumfries, 09/09/1808. Inherited Buff Bay River from his father who died c. 1816 but not to assume management of the estate until he reached age 26. He remained in Jamaica at least until the Morant Bay uprising, but was in Britain by 1881.

  1. In 1881 William Hosack 'retired member executive Jamaica Gov. income colonial [illeg.]' aged 72 was living at 63 Elsham Road Kensington with his wife Jane and three children born in Jamaica and two servants.


GROS OPR Births 849 010 014. See entry for his father John Hosack for a precis of his will. He appears to have been buried in Dumfriesshire in 1883.

  1. 1881 England census online.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£2,186 5s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1834 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1816 [EA] - 1834 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1839 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
63 Elsham Road, Kensington, London, Middlesex, London, England