James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn

1762 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Lower and Upper Walrond in Antigua as trustee of his son-in-law Bethell Walrond (q.v.).  

  1. Son of Sir Henry Erskine 5th bart., MP for Ayr, and Janet, daughter of Peter Wedderburn. Succeeded his uncle Rt Hon Alexander Wedderburn 1st Earl of Rosslyn 1805. As Sir James Erskine 6th Bt., MP for Castle Rising 1782-4; Morpeth 1784-90; Kirkaldy 1796-1805. Lord President of the Council 1834-5.

Sources

Antigua no. 79 T71/877 claim by Bethell Walrond. Counterclaim by Charles John Manning New Bank Buildings London and Earl of Rosslyn 'trustees under the marriage settlement of Bethell Walrond & Lady Jane[t] St Claire - claim the whole compensation for the above Estates'. 'Notice of Counterclaim by the above parties returned with acknowledgement thereof and relinquishment of compensation money thereunder subscribed by Bethel[l] Walrond esq.'

  1. C.F.J. Hankinson (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, baronetage, knightage and companionage (London: Dean & Son Limited, 1939), 'Debrett's Illustrated Peerage' pp. 858-9.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Earl of Rosslyn
Spouse
Harriet Elizabeth Bouverie
Children
1 daughter; 2 sons
Occupation
Politician

Associated Claims (1)

£3,626 12S 1D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
Whig 
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Castle Rising Norfolk
1782 - 1784
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Morpeth Northumberland
1784 - 1790
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Dysart Burghs Fife
1796 - 1805

Relationships (2)

Business associates
Notes →
Co-trustees under the marriage settlement of Bethell Walrond and Lady Janet St Claire and as such awarded compensation for Upper and Lower Walrond estates in Antigua: see Antigua...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law