James Guthrie Grenada India

Biography of James Guthrie

James Guthrie came from Grenada to study Medicine at Glasgow University, matriculating in 1834. It is not known what classes he took that session but the following year, 1835-36, he enrolled in Surgery, Materia Medica, Infirmary(clinical) and Practice of Medicine. The next session he enrolled in Surgery, and returned to a final year in 1837-38. He graduated M.D. in 1840, recording his birthplace as “India Occident”. His father, Peter, was a plantation owner in Grenada. Nettle Point Estate in the parish of St.Mark was the subject of a contested compensation claim when its enslaved people were freed. Although Peter was listed as the owner from 1829-34, the estate was mortgaged and the London company of merchants who held the mortgage was awarded the sum of £752. 8s 2d in respect of 30 enslaved people.


James Guthrie
GU Degree: MD, 1840;
University Link: Graduate
Record last updated: 9th Apr 2021

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