Neil Bothwell b. 1696

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Neil BOTHWELL b.1696

Biographical Note

Neil Bothwell (b. 1696) was the second son of Henry Bothwell (d. 1735). His grandfather Alexander Bothwell (d. 1727) was the heir of the last Lord Holyroodhouse but failed to secure recognition of his title.

He is recorded as a factor of the South Sea Company, working in South America, partly as a slave trader.


Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 3153): Bothwell, Neill, Esqr.

The extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • The Scots Peerage, vol. 4, p. 438.
  • Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870, New York, 1997, p.239.