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Junors

There were a number of people named Junor in Guyana. Some, from the Black Isle (Ross-shire), may have been related but it is not clear if the others were part of the same extended family.

See other pages for Hugh Junor, whose children were brought back from Essequibo for education at Fortrose; and for Hugh Junor (Upper Kincurdy, Rosemarkie).

Alexander Junor

In December 1806 Alexander Junor, born in Scotland, married Sarah Elizabeth Landroy, born in Demerara [EDG 20 Dec 1806]. He occupied premisses in Kingston (Georgetown) [EDG 26 Dec 1812] and in 1808 was appointed one of three commissaries for Kingston [EDG 10 Sep 1808].

John Junor

John Junor was an established sugar planter in Berbice by 1837, when he was recommended by John Ross as a manager for plantation Utile & Paisible, belonging to Thomas & William Earle. Ross wrote: ‘John Junor is a first rate sugar planter & upright man, but being a little bit of a disciplinarian is no favorite with Blackie.’ [Liverpool Martime Museum, D/EARLE/5/6/1: 20 Nov 1837, copy of letter to Thomas & William Earle, Liverpool from John Ross, Attorney, at Inverness]

John Junor had received compensation for the emancipation of nine slaves in 1834 [BG claims 263 & 1742]. In 1841 John Junor purchased William Kewley’s half of Mary’s Hope (lots No 47, 48 & 49) on the Courentyne Coast, for 1200 dollars at an execution sale [Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons].