Hugh Ritchie Wallace Scotland Jamaica

Biography of Hugh Ritchie Wallace

Hugh Ritchie Wallace was the son of Hugh, an estate owner in Jamaica and army officer, and Frances Craigton whose father, James Ritchie, was a successful Glasgow merchant and one of the founders of the Thistle Bank.

Both Wallace's father, Hugh, and grandfather, James, had been Arts students at the University of Glasgow in 1735 and 1774 respectively. Wallace matriculated in 1802 until 1806 and studied Latin, Greek and Logic. In 1804 he was awarded a prize 'For the best translations from Latin into English'. He was also joined at the University by his four brothers, William, John Ritchie, Thomas, and Robert Wallace.

Wallace inherited his father's share of the Biscany estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, to where he returned. Wallace served as Lieutenant in the 7th Royal Fusiliers and saw action in the Penninsular War from 1810-1814.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858
  • R 9/1 Class Catalogue (Arts) 1794-1858


Hugh Ritchie Wallace
Born 1788.
Died 1870.
GU Degree: Arts, 1802-1806;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: landowners; military
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1802-06, estate owner in Jamaica
Record last updated: 8th May 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glagsow
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, St Elizabeth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student