The first reference to a Macqueen in the colony is the return of an arrested runaway slave in 1804.
Archibald (c1787-1871) is first recorded in 1812, when he acted as executor of the estate of his uncle Alexander Macrae, on Plantation New Hope. In this capacity he put up for sale a newly built schooner, the household furniture, livestock and the house servants:
A middle-aged Woman, with her three Children, of nine, eleven, and twelve years of age - the mother is an excellent washerwoman, and the eldest boy a good house-servant.
Archibald died in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, in 1871, aged 84 [GROS 689/00 0101].