Alexander Waldron Hopeton Jamaica England

Biography of Alexander Waldron Hopeton

Alexander Hopeton was the eldest son of David Hopeton, plantation owner in Jamaica. Though there is no record of a compensation claim from this family, the LBS database records information about a legacy Alexander received from another plantation owner, David Skaife, owner of the New Forest plantation in the parish of Manchester. When he died in London on 19th November 1839 he left an annuity of £100 per annum to Alexander Waldron Hopeton, who was at that time at school in Peckham. He would also inherit £3000 when he reached his majority. The sums involved suggest a close relationship, not yet established from genealogical sources. David Skaife owned 191 enslaved people, for whose emancipation he successfully claimed £3,842.18 S in compensation.

Alexander Waldron Hopeton matriculated at the University in 1840, and studied Medicine from 1842-1846.

Alexander remained in Scotland until at least 1844. On 3rd of November that year he married Christina Young in Glasgow.


Archival Materials

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


Alexander Waldron Hopeton
Born 1826.
Died 1849.
GU Degree: Arts, 1840;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Medical student of the University of Glasgow 1840-46
Record last updated: 12th Apr 2021

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, St Catherine
Place of Birth

England England, No Region
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student