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Duncan Fraser of Fingask

Duncan Fraser of Fingask (died 3 December 1833) was a friend and business assosciate of James Fraser jnr of Belladrum. They were joint owners of the Golden Fleece estate in Berbice from at east 1825 and, following Duncan's death, his widow Janet Mackintosh claimed a share of the compensation of £10327 13s 7d for 207 enslaved people (Legacies of British Slave-ownership). The bulk of the compensation went to Robert Bogle & Co whi held a mortgage over the estate.

When James Fraser of Belladrum returned to the West Indies in 1813 to manage his property in Berbice, his Scottish estate was managed by Duncan Fraser of Fingask (Inverness Courier, 5 January 1831). At Fingask's death there was a debt of over £4000 due from the estate of the 'late James Fraser of Belladrum' but only about £250 was likely to be recovered (Will of Duncan Fraser, SC29/44/3).

Duncan Fraser, in his will, referred to 'various losses and disappointments arising partly from cautionary obligations and partly from the insufficient returns diminished value and present precarious state of my colonial property' in Berbice.

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