Aikenhead, John Lawrence, d. 1780

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Aikenhead, John Lawrence, d. 1780

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d. 1780


AIKENHEAD, JOHN LAWRENCE, only son of William Aikenhead, St. Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica; b.; adm. (aged 10) Jun 1745; left 1752; Trinity Coll. Oxford, matr. 14 May 1752, aged 17; BCL 1759; DCL 8 Jul 1773; adm. Middle Temple 8 May 1752, called to bar 24 Nov 1758; d. 1780 (will proved PCC 30 Mar 1780, as of Grosvenor Place]


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Slave owner in Jamaica. Inherited Sterling Castle estate from his father, and his will shows he still kept slaves at the time of his death: 'All my messuages, buildings, plantations and real estate in Jamaica called Stirling Castle with all the negroes, cattle and other property thereon to my son William Aikenhead.'

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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