Rev. Angus Mackellar

22nd Jun 1780 - 10th May 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Angus Mackellar, son of Duncan Mackellar, farmer, minister of the Church of Scotland and later of the Free Church of Scotland, inherited a part-share of Hampden and Kerr estates in Jamaica through his wife Helen Stirling.

  1. Married Helen Stirling of Keir, Pencaitland, Edinburgh, 17/08/1814. 1841 census: living in the Manse, Pencaitland, with son William MacKellar. 1851 census: a visitor at a hotel in New Bridge Street, Bridewell, London, with his son John MaKellar, where he gives his place of birth as Argyllshire (while his wife Helen MaKellar is at 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh with daughter Jane Ann MaKellar and four servants). Died 27/07/1859.

  2. Gravestone in Dean Cemetary, Edinburgh: Rev Angus MaKellar, age 78, buried in 1859; Helen Stirling (wife), age 76, buried in 1859; Jane Anne MaKellar (daughter), age 54, buried in 1875; John Archibald MaKellar (son), age 54, buried in 1877.

  3. Minister of Carmunnock, 1812-1814 and Pencaitland 1814-1843. Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1840) and of the Free Church of Scotland (1852). "The late Dr. Angus Mackellar, minister before the Disruption of 1843, took an especial pride in keeping all about the manse and church in "tip-top" order, which no doubt his successors will keep up."

  4. His entry in the  Fasti Ecclesiae: "ANGUS MAKELLAR, born Kilmichael Glassary, 22nd June 1780, son of Duncan M., farmer; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 27th June 1810; ord. to Carinunnock 30th April 1812; pres. by Mr and Mrs Campbell of Shawfield, and adin. 29th June 1814; D.D. (Glasgow, 27th Feb. 1835); Moderator of the General Assembly 21st May 1840. Joined the Free Church 1843, but held no charge; Moderator of the Free Church Assembly 20th May 1852; died at Edinburgh, l0th May 1859. He marr. 31st Aug. 1814, Helen, born 14th Feb. 1783, eldest daugh. of William Stirling of Keir. She died about a month after her husband, and had issue-William, min. of the Free Church, Pencaitland, 1843-5, subsequently a min. and elder of the Church of Scotland, without any charge, born 29th Aug. 1816, died at Biarritz 5th Nov. 1896; John Archibald, born 26th Sept. 1817; Jane Ann, born 2nd Sept. 1820. Publications- Three Occasional Sermon (Edinburgh, 1817-38). -[Stirling Pap.].


T71/873 St James No. 397; T71/874 Trelawny No. 553.

  1. General Register Office for Scotland, Marriages 1814 716 020 345; General Register Office for Scotland, Marriages 1814 685/2/190 27 [note: an inaccurate marriage date given in section 4, below]; 1841 census online; 1851 census online.

  2. [accessed 04/02/2013].

  3. Martin, John, Reminiscences and Notices of Ten Parishes of the County of Haddington (ed. E. J. Wilson) (Haddington, William Sinclair, 1894) chapter 8.

  4. Scott, Rev. Hugh, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Vol. 1 (Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1915) p. 387.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Angus Mackellar
Helen Stirling
William (1816-1896), John Archibald (1817-), Jane Ann (1820-)
Free Church of Scotland

Associated Claims (2)

£3,944 0s 0d
£2,198 9s 0d

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
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (5)

Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (1)

Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Central Scotland, Scotland