John Somervell

Biography of John Somervell

John Somervell enrolled as an Arts student at the University in 1795. He was the eldest son of Neil, a Glasgow - West India merchant.

Somervell died at Grenada, 20 October 1801.

There is no record of either father or son’s activities, though it is likely they traded in slave-grown produce. In 1772, Scots owned over half of all land on Grenada cultivated for use as sugar and coffee estates.


John Somervell
Born 1779.
Died 20 October 1801.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1795;
Occupation categories: merchants
Record last updated: 2nd Jul 2019

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