Robert Buchanan

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Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Of Glasgow, trustee for John McCaul and John Gordon McCaul merchants late of Glasgow.

  1. John Gordon McCaul is shown as a resident of St Croix, departed Christiansted 21/06/1810 destined for England; John Gordon McCaul owned 39 Strand Street Frederiksted in October 1846.

  2. Probate for John Gordon McCaul 1864 'Sheriff in Christiansted 1734-1801'.

  3. John McCaul merchant in Kingston co-owner of the Mercury of Glasgow 1795; John McCaul second son of Gilbert McCaul in Glasgow, a merchant who died in Antigua 17/04/1830 (possibly the same man as the previous); and John Gordon McCaul, son of John McCaul a merchant in Glasgow, a merchant in St Croix 1821.

  4. John McCaul & Sons, merchants in Glasgow and Copenhagen, already sequestrated and in the hands of a trustee (Francis Gordon) in 1822.

Sources

T71/893 Trinidad claim no. 1061A & B (Westmorland); T71/894 Trinidad claim no. 1635A-D (Mount Annan).

  1. http://www.vifamilies.org/images/McCaul.doc [accessed 28/09/2010], referenced to RA VILA Chrisitansted Police Register of arriving and departing persons, 1805-16 f. 100; and RA St Crox Census 1846.

  2. http://www.virgin-islands-history.dk/eng/Item.asp?aktoer=43&num=67 [accessed 28/09/2010].

  3. David Dobson Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 Vol. II (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1998/2006).

  4. http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/community/cultural_services/museums/archives/finding_aids/PDFs/business/canals.pdf p. 21 [accessed 28/09/2010].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Rob. Buchanan

Associated Claims (2)

£4,151 6S 9D
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,009 2S 6D
Awardee (Trustee)

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland