The son of Dr Alexander Grant Clugston and grandson of Dr William Clugston.
In 1812 he was appointed Lieutenant on the “Bedford”.(https://archive.org/stream/navalchroniclefounse_0#page/510)
In 1815 he was a
lieutenant on the “Cherokee” during the Napoleonic Wars. At this time the Cherokee seems to have mainly been active in the North Sea.
16 Sept 1820 Test Dat Maryahill Alexander Grant Clugston
The Testament Dative and Inventory of the goods and gear debts and Sums of money which now pertaining and belonging and addebted sisting owing to Umqulue Alexander Grant Clugston a Captain in the Royal Navy at the time of his decease who died at Edinburgh on the twenty seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen made and given up by Henry Acton Esquire late a Captain in the Royal Regiment of British Cavalry Seniors in name and betray of Mrs Charlotte Clugston or Acton Sister German of the defunct and spouse of the said Henry Acton. Which Mrs Charlotte Clugston or Acton singly Executor Dative qua nearest in Kin Decerned to the defunct and Niut? by Decree of the Commmissary of Edinburgh as the serjire? dated the fourteenth day of July Eighteen Hundred and twenty years in day bears.
Follows the Inventory
In the first the said Miny? iluce? Alexander Grant Clugston had pertaining and belonging to him at the time of his decease foresaid twenty Pounds twelve Shillings and Six Pence Sterling Cash found in his Repositories after his death
Item one hundred and seventy one pound twelve Shillings and ten pence Sterling being the Appraised Value of the defuncts Body Cloaths Swords Pistols and other Arms and Amantsiments? Gold Silver and frsated? Articles Jewels Gold Watch and Leats Dressing case with razors and other Gintiels Books eluce? Bunks? and all other Articles belonging to him in the Lodging in which he did conform to Miridary and Appraisiment under warrant of the Sheriff of Edinburgh by David Robertson Siunsid Appraiser with the Assistance of Peter Mjimit McMillen and Richard Frazer Iirelter
Item Hurtunformirs?(Hunt uniforms?) eighteen shillings and four pence sterling the value of thirty Irom? Bottles of Wine
Item one pound Sterling the value of a writing desk, Nineteen Shillings the value of aprodut book and writing Paper
Item one pound one shilling Sterling the value of Saddle Bridle and other Btrells? at Stables
Item one pound ten shillings Sterling the quarter share of a State Latiy?(Letuj?) Dictiutrn Eighteen hundred and twirterri? drauir? afpize? of Six(?) Pounds
Item thirty one pounds fifteen shillings and one penny Sterling the price of three horses solded by public Auction by warrant of the said Sheriff after deducting the isriurers? Alliuding? the sale
Item four shillings and six pence the value of a Biu? Stirrup not used found in the defuncts Repositories.
Item one pound four shillings the value of a silver watch
Item one hundred and forty one pounds seven Shillings and six pence Sterling Auews of stut duck by John Heniduson Irnend in Gorgie park
Item sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and four pence Sterling being the annual Compensation for ??intion of Fourpenny Ale Customs _ir the lands of Georgie Park due by the Town of Edinburgh for two years before the defuncts death
Item two shillings as two years feu duty due by Mrs Cry
Item fourteen Shillings as two years fur duty due by the Lady Medillin Hospital
Item Six pounds Six Shillings and eight pence Sterling being the latrrme of Auernd Ginrsid due by Vaus H Wibhern bitir to the Signet Extending said Lains whaiu to four hundred and sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence Sterling which in Sim is Two Thousand Pounds five Shillings
Summie of the the Inventory 6 0 6
James Gordon Himar Mrd James Fergussion and George Ross Esquires Commissary of Edinburgh & Cantorma? Vans Hawthorn Writer to the Signet dated the Sixteenth Day of September Eighteen Hundred and twenty years