James Lindsay Scotland Trinidad and Tobago

Biography of James Lindsay

James Lindsay matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1807. He was the only son of James Lindsay, a merchant on the island of Tobago. Little is known of father or son’s activities, but given the younger man was sent to Glasgow for education is likely his wealthy father operated at the upper echelons the slave economy: as a merchant, planter or surgeon. In 1808, Scots owned over fifty percent (53 of 100) estates on the island.


Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31 December 1727 to 31 December 1897 (Glasgow, 1898)


James Lindsay
Born 1791.
GU Degree: Arts, 1807-1808;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1807
Record last updated: 1st Jul 2019

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student