James Laing

???? - 1831

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


James Laing of Haddo and Auchleuchries, a doctor from north-east Scotland who returned to Britain from Dominica. Father of Allan Stewart Laing (q.v.).

  1. Will of James Laing of Streatham Surrey proved 13/05/1831. Under the will he left the estate of Haddo to his elder son William John Laing and the Union estate on Dominica to his younger son Allan Stewart Laing, and his estate at Streatham to Allan Stewart Laing for life. He also left in trust his half of Clark Hall on Dominica, his half of the Macoucherie estate, and the whole of the York Valley estate, for the benefit of Allan Stewart Laing.


'A North-east Story': Scotland, Africa and Slavery': Fortune hunters in the Caribbean, http://www.abdn.ac.uk/slavery/4p2.htm [accessed 23/04/2011].

  1. PROB 11/1785/310.

Further Information

Married but no further details
William John; Allan Stewart Laing

Associated Claims (1)

£3,034 19S 8D
Other association

Associated Estates (10)

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
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1831 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1831 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Public Utility
Clock on Crimond Church  
description →
A 61 minute clock, on Crimond Church, donated by James Laing of Haddo in...

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Streatham Hill, Streatham, Surrey, South-east England, England