Alexander Edgar Scotland Jamaica

Biography of Alexander Edgar

Alexander Edgar matriculated at the University in 1787. His matriculation records reveals he was born in Hamilton, the eldest son of Alexander of Martha Brae, Jamaica.

Edgar was a planter in Trelawney, Cornwall, Jamaica. It is likely he was of the Edgars of Auchingrammont who had owned estates and enslaved people in Jamaica from the early 1700s.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


Alexander Edgar
Born 1771.
GU Degree: Arts, 1787;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: planters
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1787
Record last updated: 1st Jul 2019

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Hamilton
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, Trelawney

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student