Mrs Elizabeth Hagart (née Stewart)

1792 - 1869

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation as owner-in-fee of the Belvidere estate on St Vincent, which had belonged to her uncle James McCaul (q.v.). Born Glasgow, daughter of Thomas Stewart of the Field-Merchant, printer & merchant, and Elizabeth nee McCaul (family in Jamaica). Married Thomas Campbell Hagart (b.1784), West India Merchant and plantation owner St Kitts (23 August 1813). The couple had seven children. Hagart was the son of West India merchant Charles Hagart (b. 1747) of Bantaskine House, Falkirk and St Kitts.

  1. Mrs Elizabeth Hagart was identified as the wife of Thomas Campbell Hagart of Bantaskine near Falkirk, both trustees (released from claims in 1828 by John M'Caul late of Calliagua St Vincent) of James McCaul with Thomas Choppin, William McCaul of Calliagua (James' brother) and Gilbert Munro of Brighton St Vincent, in papers in the Devon Record Office. James McCaul's will had been proved 21/08/1823 and made his niece Elizabeth Hagart his residuary legatee.

  2. Her son with Thomas Campbell Hagart, Charles Hagart (an Army officer) left £100,000 in 1879 and another son, James McCaul Hagart, left £140,910 in 1894.

  3. Her daughter Eliza married (as her second husband) Edward Ellice junior, M.P., the son of Edward Ellice (q.v.).

Sources

  1. TNA online catalogue: Devon Record Office; Beaumont and Sons of London, Ref 3104B/MF/1 1828 9 George IV.

  2. W.D. Rubinstein Who were the rich? MS 1879/42.

  3. Old Glasgow Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry, Moore Park.

We are grateful to Veronica Hagart for her help compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish?
Maiden Name
Stewart
Spouse
Thomas Campbell Hagart of Bantaskine, near Falkirk

Associated Claims (1)

£5,310 10S 3D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
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Edward Ellice's son Edward Ellice jun. married the daughter of Elizabeth...
Niece → Uncle
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Elizabeth Hagart was also the residuary beneficiary under her uncle's...

Addresses (1)

Bantaskine, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland, Scotland