Nathan Zipfel

Nathan Zipfel

Saturday, 08 November 2014 13:45

Chapter 1 - History of the County of Renfrew


Early Inhabitants.

Passing by the River-drift men and the Cave men, who belong to archaeology rather than to history, we may take it as settled that the district was inhabited at a very early period by the Ivernians or Iberians - a short, black-haired, dark- eyed, and swarthy complexioned people, with long or oval heads, and speaking a non- Aryan language. The land of their origin is unknown, but by some it is placed in the Western Ocean and identified with the fabled continent of Atlantis. At one time they inhabited the whole of Europe west and north of the Rhone and the Rhine, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, and the North of Afirica, and are said to have had affinities with the Firbolgs in Ireland, the Silures in Wales, the Aquitani between the Pyrenees and the Loire, the Etruscans in Italy, the Sicani in Sicily, the Basques in Spain, and the Berbers in Africa. A people of the neolithic age, they were more civilized than their predecessors^ the Cave men. They were acquainted with cereals, had domesticated animals, and are regarded as the founders of modern European civilization. Whatever may be the number of the remains they have left elsewhere, those which have been ascribed to them as found in Renfirewshire are few and of doubtful origin. Still, it is not altogether improbable that they fashioned the canoes which were dug up some time ago in the parish of Lochwinnoch, and that the personal ornaments found in a cist at Houston belonged to them.1

The Iberians were followed by the Goidels or Gaels, the vanguard of that great Aryan army which was destined to rule the west. Of Celtic origin, the Goidels were in personal appearance altogether unlike the Iberians. They were tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, with light complexions and broad heads. Armed with weapons of bronze they drove the Iberians into the west or reduced them to slavery. By some their arrival in Great Britain is set down as early as the ninth century B.C., and by others as late as the sixth or seventh. 2 They were the builders of those vast megalithic structures which, though in ruins, still stir the imagination of the beholder at Avebury and Stonehenge, and of the smaller circles, which are scattered over the moors and hilltops of Great Britain. 3

After the Goidels came the Brythons or Britons, who were also Celts, Their arrival in Britain is set down at from two to five centuries before our era.4 They were armed with weapons of iron. Landing on the eastern and south-eastern coasts of Britain, they gradually drove the Goidels into the west, who there inter-married with the Iberians, and often joined hands with them against the invaders. At one time the Goidels, it is said, occupied the whole of the west of England from the Solway to the Severn ; but under the pressure of the Brythons they were forced back upon the mixed population of Wales and driven southward into Cornwall and Devon, and northward into Cumberland and Lanarkshire, and beyond the Clyde.

During the Roman occupation Renfrewshire was inhabited by the Goidelic Dumnonians, except in the east, where in the Mearns, as the name implies,5 was a tribe or clan or settlement of the Maeatae. The Dumnonians were related to the Damnonians of Cornwall and Devon, who were probably their superiors in the arts of civilization, in consequence of their more frequent intercourse with foreigners. The Maeatae are usually mentioned along with the Caledonians, and are supposed to have come like them from the north. Both are described as "living in utter savagery, without agriculture, or any dwellings but tents, and having wives in common, living in marshes on roots and other such food, naked, tatooed, armed with spears having a chain and knob attached to them to strike terror by noise." 6 How far this description is true, and whether it represents "a Celtic people which by long isolation had gone back into savagery, or a race non-Celtic and perhaps non-Aryan, which had succeeded in overpowering its neighbours," are questions to which satisfactory answers have not been given. The two tribes are first mentioned towards the close of the second century A.D., by which time they appear to have got possession of the country adjacent to the Northern Wall ; possibly they had also gained a footing on the south side of the Firth of Forth. 7 In 208 Severus led an expedition against them. Soon after his return, the Maeatae were again in arms, and were joined by the Caledonians. Severus died in 211, and it was probably not till after this that a clan of the Maeatae settled in Renfrewshire. Whether this clan was among those who were subsequently called Picts, and along with the Scots became a terror to the Romanized Britons of the South, are questions which need not here detain us.8

Traces of the Roman occupation in Renfrewshire are few. A camp at Paisley and a few Roman coins, discovered near that town, are all that are recorded. Of the coins nothing is known. They were dispersed immediately after their discovery, and have gone no one knows where. The camp was situated on Oakshawhead, on the site now occupied by the John Neilson Institution. It had two outposts - one on Woodside, the other on Castlehead. The view from the three stations commands almost the whole of the lower reaches of the Clyde. Roads probably connected the camp with Carstairs on the south, with the camp at Loudon Hill on the west, and with the Clyde at a point opposite to the west end of the great Wall of Antoninus. Down to the end of the seventeenth century the Clyde above Dumbarton was by no means deep, and at low water was easily fordable at several places, and it is not improbable that the camps at Loudon Hill and Paisley were held by the Romans in order to prevent the natives on the north of the wall from out- flanking it, and then crossing the Clyde to invade Kyle and Cunningham and the country to the south.

1 For the Iberians see Elton, Origins of English History; Boyd Dawkins, Early Man in Britain; Skene, Celtic Scotland vol. i.; D'Arbois de Jubainville, Les Premiers Habitants de l'Europe; Prof. Rhys, Celtic Britain; Freeman, History of Sicily, vol. i.; Rhys and Jones, The Welsh People ; Furneaux, The Agricola of Tacitus, Introduction and Notes.

2 D'Arbois de Jubainville gives 958-800 B.C., Les Premiers Habitants, ii. 283, and Les Celts Prof. Rhys and Mr. B. Jones appear to favour a later date. ''On the whole we dare not suppose the Goidels to have come to Britain much later than the sixth century B.C.; rather should we say they probably began to arrive in the country earlier." Welsh People, pp. 11 and 34.

3 Boyd Dawkins, 376-7.

4 D'Arbois de Jubainville, Les Premiers Habitants, ii. 283, 295; Rhys and Jones, 10, 35.

5 Rhys, Celtic Britain, 155-6.

6 Fumeauz, 29 ; see also Elton, 169-70. The original sources of the description are Dio, 76. 12; Herodian, 3. 14.

7 Rhys, Celtic Britain, 91.

8 Adamnan in hia Life of Columba speaks of the Maeatae by themselves and calls them the Miathi (i. 8). The meaning and origin of their name appears to be unknown. Referring to Dr. Skene's derivation of it, Prof. Rhys remarks, ''there is no reason whatever to think that it has anything to do with the Goidelic word mag,, a plain or field, as some take for granted." Celtic Britain, 297.

Sunday, 05 October 2014 21:27

Photo Gallery added

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Sunday, 05 October 2014 21:21

Perthshire website

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:57

James Brown - Obituary

James Brown Obituary

Baltimore Sun - May 23, 1837

Yesterday morning, James Brown, a native of Scotland, in his [unreadable]th year of his age.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:56

First Glasgow Directory 1787 - Lists


The Editor of this Directory intended it at first only as an Alphabetical
List of the Subscribers of the Tontine Coffee-room, but was prevailed upon
to make it of more general use, by collecting the names of as many of the
Merchants, Manufacturers, &c. &c. as the time would possibly allow, with a
List of such of the Firms in Glasgow as conveniently could be got.
The information provided below is typed just as it appears to be in the
book. I have had email from visitors who were wondering if I realized the
small f's should be small s's. Please be aware that some of the small s's
looked like small f's. I for one was not yet aware that in the 18th and
early 19th centuries the small s's looked alot like the small f's. It has
been pointed out to me that the crossbar does not go completely through the
letter. The print in this old book was very tiny to start with so I didn't
even notice that about the crossbar. Another person let me know that in some
of her old documents where there are double small s's that it is just the
first small s that looks like the small f. Keep that in mind when looking at
old documents. I'm going to leave this Directory just as it is. It isn't
that hard to follow once one knows what I just said here.

Reprint of Jone's Directory; or, Useful Pocket Companion For the Year 1787.
With An Introduction, and Notes of Old Glasgow Celebrities, by The "Rambling
Glasgow: William Love, 226 Argyle Street, Printed by R. Anderson, 22 Ann
Street. 1887.


Magiftrates and other Office-bearers.

John Riddel, Efq; Lord Provost.
John Campbell, jun. Efq; Merchant Bailie.
James M'Dowal, Efq; Merchant Bailie.
James M'Euan, Efq; Trades Bailie.
William Coats, Efq; Dean of Guild.
Ninian Glen, Efq; Deacon Conveener.
James Gordon, Efq; Gorbal Bailie.
James Broadie, Efq; Treafurer.
John Hutton, Water Bailie.
John Brown, Mafter of Work.
David Hutchefon, Procurator Fifcal.
Walter Logan, Chamberlain.

Merchant Counfellors.

Jo. Campbell of Clathick
Meff. Gilbert Hamilton
Jofeph Scott
Alexander Low
John Laurie
John Brown
Meff. John Dunlop
James Gordon
Alexander Brown
Richard Marfhall
Robert Scott Moncrieff

Trades Counfellors.

Meff. John M'Auflan
Robert Arthur
Robert Auchinclofs
Robert Smith, fen.
Robert Mann
Robert Smith, jun.
Meff. John Morifon
George Buchanan, fen.
William Steel
William Martin
David Hendrie

City Clerks.

John Wilson, Efq; fen.
John Orr, Efq; of Barrowfield
The Members for the Management of the Merchants Houfe.

William Coats, Efq; Dean of Guild, Prefident.
John Riddel, Efq; Ld. Pr.
Jo. Campbell, jun., Merch. Bailie.
James M'Dowal, Merch. Bailie.
Alexander Brown
John Campbell of Clathick
John Brown
John Dunlop
Alexander Low
John Laurie
Patrick Colquhoun
Jofeph Scott
Robert Findlay
William French
George Ofwald
James Dennifton, fen.
James Dennifton, jun.
James Ritchie
Robert Bogle
Andrew Buchanan
Alexander M'Caull
James M'Caull
John Robertfon
James Gordon
James Hopkirk
Gilbert Hamilton
Walter Stirling
William Lang
Robert M'Kay
John Alfton, jun.
Walter Nielfon
Archibald Graham
Henry Riddel
Archibald Govan, London
Robert Houftoun
Alexander Ofwald
John Gordon
George M'Intofh
James Brown, jun.
James Hill, Collector
George Crauford, Clerk
John Carmichael, Officer
Members of the Trades Houfe.

Ninian Glen, Deacon Conveener
James M'Ewan, Trades Bailie
Rob. Mann, late Conveener
David Scott, late Collector


D. James Lang
Alexander Buchanan
Steven Maxwell
James Muirhead
William Lang
William Fulton


D. John Arthur
John Boyd
Thomas Kinniburgh
Robert Maccalum
Alexander Buchanan
James Aitken


D. James Burns
John Paul
James Cooper
James Salmon
Thomas Park


V. William Pinkerton
Geo. Buchanan
James Buchanan
John Tennent
John Struthers
Thomas Paterfon


D. Chriftopher Beck
William Shaw
Richard Millar
John Kirkland


D. Daniel M'Alpine
Robert Galloway
John Grahame


D. Bazil Ronald
William Taffie
William Davidfon


D. Morice Murray
Thomas Crauford
John Morrifon


D. Andrew Hoods
Robert Robertfon
William Auchinclofs


D. William Kilpatrick
John Hanna
John King


D. William Young
Matthew Cleland
William Telfer

D. James Miller
James Wilfon
John M'Auflan


D. Charles Crauford
William M'Kechnie
William Pollock

Bonnet-Makers and Dyers.

D. Peter Nifbet
Adam Grant
Wm. Steel, baker, Collector
Robert Lothian, Chaplain
John Wilfon, fen. Clerk
Robert Winning, Officer
The Dean of Guild and Brethren of Court.

William Coats, Efq; Dean of Guild
Alexander Brown, depute Dean of Guild
William Lang, Merchant
Wal. Stirling, Merchant
John Lawrie, Merchant
Robert Mann, Tradefman
David Scott, Tradefman
W. Auchinclofs, Tradefman
Alex. Buchanan, Tradefman
John Wilfon, fen., Clerk
John Orr, Clerk
John Carmichael, Officer
The Committee for the Management of the Chamber of Commerce.

Archibald Henderfon, Efq. Chairman.
David Dale, Efq. Depute Chairman.
Gilbert Hamilton, Efq. Secretary.
Patrick Colquhoun Efq.
James M'Grigor, Efq.
John Campbell, Efq.
John Robertfon, Efq.
John Laurie, Efq.
James Somerville, Efq.
Henry Riddel, Efq.
Archibald Graham, Efq.
John Stirling, Efq.
Waltar Stirling, Efq.
Dougal Bannatyne, Efq.
James M'Dowal, Efq.
Wm. Carlifle, Efq. Paifley
James Lounds, Efq. do.
J. Gemmel, Efq. Greenock
Alexander Brown, Efq.
John Campbell, jun. Efq.
Robert Findlay, Efq.
Robert Morris, Efq.
Cl. Nielfon, Efq. Paifley
J. Kippen, Efq. Greenock
Peter Murdoch, Efq.
William Shortridge, Efq.
George Macintofh, Efq.
Andrew Stirling, Efq.
Thomas Bell, Efq.
Robert Hunter, Efq. Paifley
John Carmichael, Officer
The Clyde Marine Society, (Eftablifhed by Act of Parliament.)

Wm. Coats, Efq. Dean of Guild
John Cambell, Efq. of Clathick
Ja. Ritchie, Efq; of Bufhbie
James Dunlop, Efq. of Garnkirk
James Somerville, Efq. of Hamilton Farm
Arch. Henderfon, Efq.
James M'Dowall, Efq.
Rob. Dunmore, Efq.--and
Rob. Findlay, Esq.
All merchants in Glafgow.

John Paterfon
John M'Cunn
James Gammel
William Fullerton
Hugh Moodie
Andrew Anderfon--and
Roger Stewart
merchants in Greenock.

John Crauford, jun.
John Dunlop
Patrick Dougall
James Howie--and
Stephen Rowand
merchants in Pt. Glafgow.
The Committee for the Management of the Forth and Clyde Navigation.

John Riddel, Efq. Ld. Pr.
John Campbell, Efq. of Clathick
John Bowman, Efq.
James Gordon, Efq.
George Buchanan, Efq.
James Hopkirk, Efq.
Archibald Spiers, Efq.
Peter Spiers, Efq.
Patrick Colquhoun, Efq. Conveener, Superintendant, and Agent
Robert Whitworth, Efq. Engineer
James Loudon, Collector, at the weft end Canal
John Cumine, Collector, at the eaft end Canal
The Undertakers, &c. for Building the large Aqueduct Bridge of the Great
Canal acrofs Kelvin.

William Gibb, Undertaker
John Moir, Undertaker
William M'Aulay, Clerk to the workmen
Thomas Aitken, Foreman to the work
Alexander Donaldfon, Mafter of the track-boat Lady Catharine
James Smith, do. of the Lady Augufta
John Rifk, do. of the Rofe
The Committee for the Management of the Monkland Canal.

The Conveener and Members of the Trades Houfe
Andrew Stirling, Efq. of Drumpeller
John Stirling, Efq.
James Stirling, Efq.
The Members of the Weft India Club.

Robert Houfton, Efq. Prefident.
John Riddel, Efq.
James Somerville, Efq.
Robert Dunmore, Efq.
Patrick Colquhoun, Efq.
James Hopkirk, Efq.
Alex. Houftoun, Eqf.
Alex. Cunningham, Efq.
Robert Findlay, Efq.
John Cambell, fen. Efq.
James M'Dowal, Efq.
Robert M'Kay, Efq.
Laurence Craigie, Efq.
John Robertfon, Efq.
John Gordon, Efq.
George Anderfon, Efq.
Richard Dennifton, Efq.
Robert Bogle, Efq.
Tho. Whytelaw, Efq. Sec.
Members of the Golf Club.

Capt. James Clark, Prefident.
John Hamilton
William Crofs
William Bogle
Matthew Orr
James Black
Capt. David Shanks
Cun. Corbet
James Spreull
Capt. Thomas Peters
William Clark
Thomas Hopkirk
James Murdoch, jun.
William Bogle, jun.
Peter Craigie
Charles Grierfon
James Stirling
George Hamilton
John Struthers
Major Campbell
James Muir
Laurence Craigie, Secretary
The Committee for the Management of the Tontine.

Patrick Colquhoun, Efq.
Peter Murdoch, Efq.
John Anderfon, Profeffor of the College
Robert Dunmore, Efq.
Alexander Brown, Efq.
John Robertfon, Efq.
Robert Mackay, Efq.
Gilbert Hamilton, Efq.
John Maxwell, jun. Clerk and Treafurer
Office-bearers in the different Banks in Glafgow.

GLASGOW ARMS BANK, eaft fide Miller-ftreet.

John Robertfon, Cafhier
William Walker, Accomptant
George Murdoch, depute Accomptant
Broadie Wylie, Treafurer
Andrew Riddel, Teller
John Bachob, Porter

SHIP BANK, north fide Argyle-ftreet.

Robert Carrick, Cafhier
John Marfhall, Accomptant
Henry Wardrope, depute do.
Arch. Calder, Treasurer
Alexander Donaldfon, Teller
Samuel King, Porter

THISTLE BANK, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet.
Archibald Graham, Cafhier
William Struthers, Accomptant
Andrew Boyd, depute do.
John Alexander, Treafurer
Robert Refton, Teller
John Dempfter, Porter

MERCHANT BANK, head of Maxwell-ftreet.

Andrew Dewart, Cafhier
Thomas Armftrong, Accomptant
James Robertfon, Treafurer
John Begg, Teller
James Scott, Porter

ROYAL BANK, eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs.

R. Scott Moncrieff, Efq., Cafhier
David Dale, Efq., Cafhier
Robert Stewart, Accomptant
William Mitchell, Accomptant
William Scott, Accomptant
William Penny, Teller
William Campbell, Porter

Meff. THOMSONS BANK, weft fide Virginia-ftreet.

Andrew Thomfon, fenior
George Thomfon
Andrew Thomfon, junior


Archibald Hamilton, Efq. of Overtoun, Agent
Office 1ft flat above No. 13. Trongate.
The Chancellor, Rector, Profeffors, and other Office-bearers in the
Univerfity of Glafgow.

The Right Hon. the Marquis of Graham, Chancellor
Robert Graham, Efq. of Gartmore, Rector
Dr. Alex. Hutchefon (Minifter at Hamilton), Dean of Faculty
Dr. Wm Taylor (Minifter of the High Church), Vifitor
Dr. Archibald Davidfon, Principal
Dr. Robert Findlay, Profeffor of Divinity
John Anderfon--Natural Philofophy
John Miller-Law
Patrick Cumine-Oriental Languages
Dr. James Williamfon-Mathematics
Dr. Thomas Reid, Moral Philofophy
Archibald Arthur, Affiftant, Moral Philofophy
Dr. Alexander Stevenfon-Medicine
William Richardfon, Profeffor of Humanity
John Young-Greek
Dr. Hugh M'Leod-Church Hiftory
William Hamilton-Anatomy
Patrick Wilfon-Aftronomy
George Jardine-Logick
The above Profeffors' lodgings are all in the Old and New Courts, and front
of the College.

Servants of the College

Peter Forrefter, Janitor
John M'Lauchlan, Mafter of Works
Robert Crofs, Chamber-keeper
Alexander Govan, Scavenger
The Reverend Minifters of Glafgow.

John Gillies, D.D. College Church, eaft fide Dunlopftr.
William Porteous, D.D. Wynd Church, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
William Taylor, D.D. North or High Church, Mrs Lindfays' land bell of the
Robert Balfour, Eaft or Outer Church, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
John M'Caul, Laigh or Tron Church, weft fide Corbet's land foot Stockwell
William Taylor, St. Enoch's Church, Adam's court Argyle-ftreet
William Lockhart, St. Andrew's Church, north fide St. Andrew's-ftreet,
Alexander Rankine, Ramshorn Church, Charlotte-ftreet
James Steven, Chapel of Eafe, Gillies's land corner Gibfon's-ftreet fouth
fide Gallowgate
John M'Leod, do. Country
John Burns, Barony parifh Church, 2d flat New Caftle-pens land eaft fide
William Anderfon, Gorbals parifh Church
Robert Lothian, entry to St. Andrews Church by the Saltmarket, next to the
Iron-gate fouth fide, 2d flat
John Falconer, Englifh Chapel in Leitche's land fouth fide Trongate
William Andrews, do. Gilcherift land foot Saltmarket
Alex. Pierrie, Burgher Meeting-houfe Shuttle-ftreet
John Jamiefon, Antiburgher Meeting-houfe
James Ramfay, do. do. Havanna
Thomas Bell, Relief Meeting-houfe Dovehill
The Faculty of Phyficians and Surgeons in Glafgow.

Dr. Peter Wright, Prefident
James Montieth, Vifitor; John Jamiefon Collector
John Cree, John Riddel, William Cooper, Examiners
Dr. Robert Marfhall, Librarian
For the Lodgings of the above Gentlemen fee the alphabetical Lift.
Dr. Alexander Stevenfon, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet
Dr. Robert Cleghorn, Spreull's land north fide Trong.
Dr. Andrew Morris, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Robert Wallace furgeon, 2d flat upon the north-weft corner houfe
Hill and Montieth furgeons, Laboratory fhop, No. 54. Trongate
James Parlane furgeon, 2d flat Callendar's land weft fide Stockwell
Alex. Dunlop furgeon, 2d flat upon the northweft corner houfe,
Charles Wilfon furgeon, 2d flat weft fide near the head Stockwell
William Whyte furgeon, 2d flat Berry's land weft fide High-ftreet, No. 15.
Robert Simpfon furgeon, 1ft flat northweft corner houfe Prince's-ftreet
Arch. Young, furg. foaparie clofs eaft fide Candleriggs
William Hamilton furgeon, north fide New Court Coll.
James Alexander furgeon, abroad
John and William Scrutons furgeons, Laboratory weft fide King's-ftreet No.
William and Alex. Nimmos furgeons, 2d flat above No. 179. High-ftreet
Dougald M'Lauchlan furgeon, in company with William Whyte, fhop High ftreet
No. 16
James Hill, clerk
The Honourable the Sheriffs for the Shire of Lanerk, Fifcal, and Clerks.

William Honeyman, Efq. Sheriff-depute
Robert Graeme, fheriff-fubftitute,
John Wilfon, jun. Procurator-fifcal
James Cunnifon, Efq. of Jerviswood, Clerk
John Shiels, depute Clerk, at the office
Office 1ft flat Borland's land St. Andrew's entry by the Gallowgate
William M'Feat, Barr Officer
Commiffaries for Glafgow.

Ifly Campbell, Efq. Lord Advocate, Commiffary
John Maxwell, Efq. Commiffary-depute
Robert Graeme, Commiffary-fubftitute
George Smith, Procutor-fifcal for the Commiffary-court
Benjamin Barton, Efq. Clerk to the faid court
William M'Feat, Barr Officer
Comiffaries of Hamilton, and Campfie.

Robert Frame, Efq. Commiffary
Robert Graeme, Commiffary depute
Thomas Buchanan, Efq. of Boquhan, Procurator fifcal
Claud Marfhall, Clerk
William M'Feat, Barr Officer
Lift of the Juftices of the Peace for the Underward of Lanerkfhire.

Sir John Stewart, of Caftlemilk, Bart.
Robert Bogle, Efq. of Shettlefton
James Ritchie, Efq. of Bufhby
James Corbet, Efq. of Kenmuir
John Corbet, Efq. of Tolcrofs
John Wallace, Efq.
Thomas Dunmore, Efq.
John Hamilton, Efq. of Weftburn
John Orr, Efq. of Barrowfield
James Cunnifon, Efq. of Jervifwood
Andrew Houfton, Efq. of Jordonhill
James Corbet, junior, of Tolcrofs
Richard Dick, Younger of Gartfherrie
Collin Rae, Efq. of Little Govan
John Alfton, Efq.
Robert Dunmore, Efq. of Bellwill
Patrick Graehame, Efq. of Limekilns
Robert Dreghorn, Efq. of Ruchhill
James Dennifton, Efq. of Weftthorn
Robert Crawford, Efq. of Poffel
John Alfton, junior Efq. of Muirburn
Robert Dinwiddie, of Jermefton, Efq.
James Dunlop, of Garnkirk, Efq.
John Miller, Efq. Profeffor of Law in the Univerfity of Glafgow
William Muir, Efq. of Lenfhaw
John Mortland, Efq. Advocate
Andrew Buchanan, Efq. of Mountvernon
James Buchanan, Efq. Procurator-fifcal
Robert M'Aulay, clerk
Office 2d flat weftfide High-ftreet, 2d clofs from the crofs
William M'Feat, Barr Officer
The Faculty of Procurators in Glafgow.

John Orr, Efq. of Barrowfield, Dean of Faculty
John Findlay, Bailie Orr's land, north fide Gallowgate
John Wilfon, fen. eaft fide Miller-ftreet
James Ritchie, weft fide Queen-ftreet
James Clark, country
Thomas Graham, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet
Claud Marfhall, fouth fide Trongate, above No. 17
John Maxwell, fen. Moodie's wynd fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Archibald Govan, north fide Prince's-ftreet
John Robb, fouth fide, Salt-market
George Riddoch, north fide Salt-market above No. 69
George Smith, fouth fide Gallowgate, next clofe Gallowgate bridge on the
eaft fide
Robert Crofs
James Buchanan, at the Saracen's Head
Matthew Gilmour, eaft fide High-ftreet above No. 153
John Maxwell, jun. Horn's Court by St. Enoch's church
John Wilfon, jun. eaft fide Salt-market above No. 49
Robert M'Aulay, 2d clofe from the crofs weft fide High-ftreet
Robert Graeme, fen. eaft fide High-ftreet above No. 194
Robert Park, weft fide Salt-market above No. 82
John Hamilton, eaft fide Salt-market above No. 26
Archibald Graham, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet
Benj. Barton, north fide Trongate above No. 119
Thomas Buchanan, north fide Trongate Buchanan's back land 2d flat
John Scales, fouth fide Trongate head of the New Wynd
James Cunnifon, Sheriff's Office
David Scott, 2d flat fouth fide Gibfon's land
Alexander M'Culloch, 3d flat Ingram's land weft fide Gallowgate
John Dillan
Archibald Smith, weft fide Candleriggs
John Lang, oppofite Tron church above No. 111
David Hutchefon, 1ft flat corner land weft fide head Stockwell
John Shiels, Sheriff's office Gallowgate
James Mathie, 3d flat Donald's land above No. 102. Trongate
George Crawford, 2d flat M'Lintoch's land eaft fide King's-ftreet above No.
Geo. Muir, in Mrs. Blair's, M'Nair's land, King's-ftreet
John M'Ewan, fouth fide Prince's-ftreet oppofite Laigh kirk clofs
James M'Nair, 3 flat Jeffry's land, fouth fide Trongate above No. 51
John Leckie, 1ft clofe eaft fide Hutchefon's Hofpital Trongate
Alexander Robertfon, 3d flat Paterfon's land fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
William M'Aulay, 3d flat 1ft clofs eaft fide Hutchefon's Hofpital Trongate
Robert Graham jun. north fide Trongate above No. 69
John Purdon
William Lindfay, 2d flat corner land weft fide Prince's-ftreet
Thomas Falconer, eaft fide King's-ftreet above No. 1
James Robb, firft clofs north fide Gallowgate
William Wilfon, 2d flat 2d ftair M'Nair's land weft fide King's-ftreet
Thomas Marfhall, 4th flat old Coffee-houfe land weft fide Salt-market, at
the head
John Bennet, 2d flat 2d ftair M'Nair's land weft fide King's-ftreet
James Hill, 1ft flat fouth fide Trongate above No. 66
S. Crookfhanks, Mrs Fife's eaft fide Stockwell near the head
J. Mitchell, Craig's land fouth fide St. Andrew's-ftreet entry by the
William Stewart, 4th flat Wilfon's land north fide Bell's-wynd
Cuftom-Houfe, Broomielaw.

James Jamiefon Comptroller, Horn's court by St. Enoch's church
William Clark collector, 2d flat eaft fide the corner houfe leading to
Lindfay's wood yard, Broomielaw
Excife Office, Old Vennal.

Duncan Campbell, Efq. collector fouth fide Old Vennal
Duncan Campbell, clerk to do.

John Hoome, Gallowgate
Gilbert Oglivie, Broomielaw


John M'Farlane Charlotte-ftreet
Alexander Findlater, Gallowgate
Angus M'Donald, Jamaica-ftreet
John Javin
Henry Ofwald, Gallowgate
Archibald Rowand, Saltmarket
John Dempfter, Calton
James M'Kay, Saltmarket
John Bruce, Candleriggs
Thomas Hay, Trongate
Andrew Rowand, Broomielaw
Hugh M'Kenzie, Argyle-ftreet
Allan Fullarton, St. Enoch's-wynd
Colin Fairfoul, Trongate
William Crawford, High-ftreet
James Morrifon, Gallowgate
Rudiman Laurence, King's-ftreet
Walter Stevenfon, Old Vennal
Robert Semple, Jamaica-ftreet
Hugh Logan, fen. High-ftreet
Hugh Logan, jun. do.
Adam Whyte, Argyle-ftreet
James Heggie, Gallowgate
Hugh Hunter, Jamaica-ftreet
Thomas Steedman, Salt-market
John Grant, Gorbals
Hugh Marquis, Salt-market
Thomas Brown, King's-ftreet
James March, Trongate
James Johnfton, King's-ftreet
George Porteous, Gorbals
James M'Farlane, Phinefton
Robert Herris, Anderfton
James Campbell, Old Vennal
John Hoome, jun. Gallowgate
Thomas Hoome, do.
John Maitland, Trongate
David Stirling, Old-wynd
James Fairbairn, New-wynd
William Stewart, Rottenrow
Poft Office, Prince's-ftreet.
James Jackfon, Efq. poft mafter, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
John M'Lachlan head clerk, 1ft flat above No. 41. King's-ftreet
Richard Cockburn, under clerk, fhop fouth fide Prince's-ftreet
Daniel Cameron, letter carrier, Dick's land foot Back-wynd
Ebenezar Buchanan, firft clofs weft from the Exchange
Directors for the Management of St. Nicolas Hofpital.

John Campbell, Efq. preceptor
The Magiftrates of Glafgow; the Conveener of the Trades Houfe, treafurer and
mafter of works
Directors for the Management of Hutchifon's Hofpital, Blair's and Scots
Tarbet's Boys.

John Campbell, Efq. of Clathick, preceptor
The Council and the eftablifhed Minifters in Glafgow, patrons for
Hutchifon's and Blair's
Mifs Scott, the heirefs of Scot's Tarbet, patron
George Bogle, Efq. depute
James Douglafs teacher
The Directors and Managers of the Town's Hofpital.

William Craig, Preceptor, and Bailie M'Auflan Treafurer.
Town Council.
John Riddel, Efq. Lord Provoft
Jo. Campbell, jun., Bailie
James M'Dowal, Bailie
James M'Ewan, Bailie
John Campbell of Clathick, Efq.
John Brown, jun.
Alexander Low
John Laurie
Gilbert Hamilton
James Broadie
Robert Smith
Robert Scott Moncrieff
Merchants Houfe.
William Coats, Efq. prefent Dean of Guild
Alexander Brown
James Gordon
Walter Stirling
Archibald Graham
Alex. M'Caull
Robert M'Kay
James M'Gregor
Arch. Govan, gone to London
John Gordon
James Brown, fen.
Jofeph Scott
Trades Houfe.
Ninian Glen, Efq. prefent Deacon Conveener
James Lang
John M'Arthur
James Burns
William Pinkerton
Chriftopher Beck
Daniel M'Alpine
Bazil Ronald
Morrice Murray
Andrew Hood
William Kilpatrick
William Young
General Seffion.
Dr. John Gillies, Minifter
Mr John M'Caull, Minifter
Mr W. Lockhart, Minifter
Mr Ro. Balfour, Minifter
James Muirhead, Elder
William Urie, Elder
Alexander Duncan, Elder
Robert Auchinclofs, Elder
David Scott, Elder
James Harvey, Elder
Robert Cowan, Elder
Mrs Sinclair, miftrefs
John Adam, clerk and houfekeeper
James Somervell, teacher and chaplain
Governors of Mr Wilfon's Charity.

John Jamiefon, prefident
Gilbert Hamilton, fecretary
Magiftrates, Dean of Guild, and Conveener
Rev. Dr Gillies
Rev. Dr Porteous
Rev. Dr Taylor
Rev. Mr. Balfour
Rev. Mr Taylor, St. Enoch's
Rev. Mr M'Caull
Rev. Mr Lockhart
Rev. Mr Rankine
Meffrs. John Bogle
John Brown, jun.
Robert Carrick
William Coats
Robert Dinwiddie
John Bowman
John Campbell
Alexander Low
James Couter
James Dunlop
Patrick Colquhoun
John Riddell
James Gordon
Alexander Brown
William French
J. M'Alpine, teacher

Hugh Blackburn, Efq. Paper Stamp-mafter and Collector of the ale licence,
Shortridge land 1ft flat entring upon Dunlop-ftreet
Linen Stamp-Mafters Office, eaft fide High-ftreet near the Crofs.

Daniel Cullin, Caftlepen's land, eaft fide High-ftreet
James Young, St. Enoch's-Burn
Alex. Monro, Ofwald's clofs eaft fide Stockwell
Seffion-Clerk, Treafurer, and Collector.

William Walker, Seffion Clerk, Burnfide's land weft fide Saltmarket
Andrew Younger, Kirk Treafurer, fouth fide Gallowgate 1ft clofs weft from
the Bridge
Thomas Laurie, Collector of the poor's money, Burnfide's land weft fide
Teachers of Englifh, with their School-rooms.

John Burn's, in Duncan's land weft fide High-ftreet
William Dickfon, in Hutchefon's Hofpital Trongate
John Hall, in Prince's-ftreet 2d flat Ramfay's land
John Wilfon, in Buchanan,'s Court, back Virginia-ftreet
James Waddel, in Charlotte-ftreet fouth fide Gallowgate
John Wright, oppofite Grammar School-Wynd eaft fide High-ftreet
Will. Fifcher, M'Nair's land, Trongate
Teachers of Latin.

John Dow, David Allifon, and Daniel M'Arthur, in the public Grammar School
Gilbert Dickfon, in Buchanan's Court back of Virginia-ftreet
John Hall, in Ramfay's land Prince's-ftreet
James Douglafs, Bridgegate
Teachers of Writing, &c.

Meff. Monach and Son, in Cuthbertfon's land 1ft flat above No. 38. Trongate
Meff. Taylors, Buchanan's land above No. 34. Trongate
Alex. Jack, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
John Gibfon, Back-wynd fouth fide Trongate
William Gibb, in the Baker's Hall Prince's-ftreet
John Saunderfon, Reid's land weft fide Candleriggs
James Wills, head of the Old Vennal
Teacher of French.

Frederick Larifh, 2d flat weft fide King's-ftreet oppofite Prince's-ftreet
Teachers of Vocal Mufic.

John M'Lauchlan, Ramfhorn Seffion houfe
William Brown, Wynd Kirk Seffion houfe
Peter M'Donald, in Selkirk's clofs, north fide Gallowgate by No. 19.
John Banks, Laigh Kirk Seffion houfe
John Thomfon, in the Relief Seffion houfe
Teachers of Inftrumental Mufic.

William Goold, north fide Prince's-ftreet facing Watfon's Rum Cellar
John Fergus, Organift to the Englifh Chapel, Selkirk's clofs Gallowgate by
No. 19.
Mr. Parfon's, in Horn's land by Virginia-ftreet north fide Argyle-ftreet
Jofhua Campbell, ringer of the Town's Mufic Bells, in Tilloch's clofs,
Teachers of Dancing.

Alex. Dick, Eagle Tavern clofs, north fide Trongate
Mr. & Mrs. Bonette, Calender's land, w. fide Stockwell
James Campbell, in Wright's land Druggift, Trongate
John Alexander, 3d clofs from the crofs, weft fide Saltmarket
William Frazer, in M'Nair's Hall, King's-ftreet
Teachers in Fencing.

Alex. Campbell, in Duncan's clofs, weft fide High-ftreet
Peter Lagrange, in the College
Collectors, Clerks, and Officers, of the Fourteen Incorporations.

Will. Mirrilees, collector
Matthew Gilmour, clerk
James Robertfon, officer
James Baird, collector
Claud Marfhall, clerk
James Buchanan, officer
William Miller, collector
Robert M'Aulay, clerk
John Scott, officer
Ja. Montgomery, collector
Claud Marfhall, clerk
Alex. Ewing, officer
William Scott, collector
James Robb, clerk
Daniel Morifon, officer
Thomas Miller, collector
James Hill, clerk
Andrew Buchanan, officer
John Shearer, jun. coll.
John Maxwell, clerk
James Young, officer
William Dunn, collector
George Crawford, clerk
William Lochhead, officer
Hugh M'Farlane, collector
Alexander Govan, clerk
John Wilfon, officer
John Shugars, collector
John Maxwell, clerk
Robert Gilmour, officer
John Alfton, collector
Claud Marfhall, clerk
James Ingles, officer
John Nielfon, collector
Matthew Gilmour, clerk
Walter M'Lellan, officer
James Rennie, collector
George Riddoch, clerk
David Robb, officer
Bonnet-makers, and Dyers.
Andrew Tomlin, collector
Claud Marfhall, clerk
James Kelly, officer

Refers to the Procurators Lift, and the Alphabetical Lift, for Intelligence
to the above perfons Lodgings.
Water Engines.

No. A Engine ftands at the Mealmarket--Keys to be found at David Rofs's,
flater, firft clofs north fide of the well, High-ftreet, and at the Porter's
of the College
No. B Engine ftands at the Potatoe market, King's-ftreet--Keys to be found
at John Smith's, flater 2d clofs fouth of the Grammar School Wynd, 1ft flat,
fore land, and at the Guard-house
No. C and D Engines ftands upon the north end of the Wynd Church, betwixt
the New and back Wynds, fouth fide Trongate--Keys to be found at Robert
Smith's, flater, 4th clofs weft fide High-ftreet, John Eadie's, cork cutter,
Candleriggs, and James Stobo's, change-keeper and carter, Candleriggs
No. E Stands at Hutchefon's Hofpital--Keys to be found at James
Sommerville's, fhoemaker, 2d clofs eaft fide of the Trongate from the
Candleriggs, and in the Town's Chamber
No. F Stands in Lang's Callender clofs, Gallowgate bridge--Key to be found
Meffengers at Arms.

Daniel M'Aulay, 3d clofs below Gibfon's-wynd, Saltmarket
Archibald M'Adam,
Robert Wylie, 2d clofs weft from the Exchange
James M'Farlane, 2d ftair Dowhill's clofs, weft fide Saltmarket
George Purfer, 1ft clofs head of the Gallowgate, north fide
George Anderfon, Prefbyterian clofs, 1ft ftair eaft fide Saltmarket
Alexander Herriot, eaft fide King's-ftreet
Alexander Shaw, 2d clofs fore land north fide head of the Gallowgate
Wm. M'Feat, right hand St. Andrew's entry Saltmarket
Wm. M'Ewan, head 2d clofs weft from the Exchange
Charles Arrol, 2d ftair Prefbyterian clofs, eaft fide Saltmarket
John Cochran, eaft fide Candleriggs
John Alexander, Ingram's clofs, north fide Gallowgate
George Purdon, north fide Trongate
John Fergufon, back of Trades land, head of Gallowgate
John Wright, Meffenger in Greenock
Keepers of the Prifon.

John Lawfon, keeper of the Prifon, 2d flat fouth fide Saltmarket above No.
Gavin Wilfon, Turn-key to the prifon, w. fide Salt-m.
Beadles of Churches.

St. Mungo, John Buchanan kirk-ftreet Mathie's land
Outer-Church, James Beith, eaft fide Saltmarket
College, do. William Kirkwood, head Havanna
St. Andrew's, Alex. Donald St. Andrew's entry by the Saltmarket
Laigh Church, Robert Edwards, Laigh-Kirk clofs
Wynd, do. Aaron Nicol, weft fide Saltmarket facing the well
North-weft, do. John Murphy, New-wynd
St. Enoch's, do. James Scrogie, fouth fide Trongate late Bailie Scott's
Chapel of Eafe, William M'Kean Grammar-fchool-wynd
Barony parifh, William Freeland Calton
Dovehill, Charles Dobbie, Calton
Town's Chamber-keeper.

William Watfon, 3 flat fore land Pake's-hole clofs Gallowgate
Town's Officers and Serjeants.

Andrew Miller, Prefbyterian clofs Saltmarket
John Muir, back of Cockburn's Kirk, Bell of the Brae
William Hamilton, King's clofs eaft fide Saltmarket
James Ewing, 2d clofs from Bell's-wynd weft fide High ftreet
Hugh Herring, firft laigh houfe weft from the Exchange
John Galbreath, Prefbyterian clofs Saltmarket
James Wife, laigh fore houfe M'Nair's land Trongate
John Gardner, firft laigh door left hand Pavement clofs head Gallowgate
Niel Buchanan, Prefbyterian clofs Saltmarket
John Gemmel, Kippen's clofs eaft fide High-ftreet
Robert Hamilton, fouth fide Bun's-wynd
Robert Hoffie, King's clofs eaft fide Saltmarket
Daniel Buchanan, Crown clofs fouth fide Gallowgate
Conftantine M'Mahone, Balmano's clofs north fide Trongate
James Rankin, Todd's clofs High-ftreet
John Anderfon, houfe and Shop, below Gibfon's-wynd weft fide Saltmarket
Robert Bruce, Bellman, M'Dormon's land foot King's ftreet
Geo. Gibfon, do. Loch-head's clofs, High-ftreet
Departures and Arrivals of the different Stage-Coaches.

A Diligence fets off from James Buchanan's, Saracen's Head-Inn, upon
Sundays, Tuefdays, and Thurfdays, at 12 o'clock at night--Arrives up on
Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednefdays, at 9 o'clock at night.

A Diligence departs from James Buchanan's, Saracen's Head-Inn, at 9 o'clock
morning--Arrives the fame afternoon about 3 o'clock
A Coach goes by Falkirk and Linlithgow, from Thomas Durie's Black Bull-Inn,
Argyle's-ftreet, every lawful day, at 8 o'clock morning--Arrives the fame
afternoon, about 5 o'clock
Alfo a Coach fets out by way of Holy-Town, from the faid Inn, every lawful
day, at 8 o'clock morning--Arrives the fame afternoon, about 4 o'clock
A Fly departs from Andrew Dunbar's, King's-Arms, every lawful day, at 8
o'clock, morning--And Arrives the fame afternoon, betwixt 4 and 5 o'clock
A Coach departs from John Porteous, at the fign of the Leaping-horfe, fouth
fide Trongate, at 8 o'clock morning--Arrives the fame afternoon, betwixt 4
and 5 o'clock
Alfo a Coach from the Crown-Inn, Gallowgate, at 8 o'clock, morning--Arrives
about 4 o'clock the fame afternoon.

A Fly fets out every Tuefday and Thurfday, at half 9 o'clock, from Andrew
Dunbar's and George M'Kechnies, Saracen's-Head, Stirling, and Arrives at
both places to dinner.

The Diligence fets of from James Buchanan,s, Saracen's Head-Inn, every
lawful day, at 10 o'clock forenoon--Arrives upon the fame days, at 3 o'clock

A Fly departs from Thomas Duries, Black Bull Inn, every lawful day at 8
o'clock morning, and arrives at John M'Kechnie's at noon.--Arrives at
Glafgow, from the faid John M'Kechnie's at Greenock, a Fly at one o'clock,
fame day and hour at the Black Bull-Inn.
There is likewife a Fly fets off from Andrew Dunbar's, King's Arms, at 3
o'clock afternoon, and Arrives at John M'Kecknie's, at Greenock, at 8
o'clock evening.--Arrives from the faid Inn, at Greenock, a Fly at the above
Andrew Dunbar's, at 8 o'clock the fame evening.

A Coach fets off from George M'Farlane's, at Dumbarton, at 8 o'clock
morning, upon Mondays, Wednefdays, and Fridays--Arrives at Glafgow, about 12
o'clock, at Thomas Durie's, Black Bull. Sets out again for Dumbarton the
fame evening at 5 o'clock.

A Coach arrives at Glafgow on Monday, Wednefday, and Saturday, at 10 o'clock
forenoon, and departs at 6 the same evening, from Alex. Brown's, Breham's
land, Gallowgate
A Carrivan Arrives at Glafgow, on Mondays, Wednefdays, and Saturdays, at 11
forenoon, and departs the fame evening at 6 o'clock, from James
Sommervell's, near the Gallowgate Bridge
Another Carrivan arrives at Glafgow, each day of the week, except Tuefdays
and Thurfdays, at 11 o'clock forenoon, and departs at 5 the fame evening,
from James Giddes's, St. Andrew's entry, Gallowgate.

A Coach fets out from Andrew Dunbar's, Trongate, to Mrs. Graham's Saracen's
Head, Paifley, every day, at 10 o'clock morning, 12 at noon, 5 and 7 in the
evening, and fets out from Mrs. Graham's in like manner.
Glafgow and Paifley Stages, runs every lawful day, at 9 and 11 forenoon, one
o'clock afternoon, and at 6 and 8 in the evening, Wednefday excepted, which
day, they run at 8 o'clock in the morning, one and 3 afternoon, and 6 and 8
in the evening, from William Pinkerton's in Trongate, Glafgow, and John
Gibb's, inn-keeper, Paifley, where tickets for the faid Coaches may be had.
John M'Caul, minifter, Corbet's land, weft fide Stockwell, inftead of "weft
fide Corbet's land."
For "John Alfton, Efq." read John Alfton, fenior, Efq.

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First Glasgow Directory 1787


The Editor of this Directory intended it at first only as an Alphabetical List of the Subscribers of the Tontine Coffee-room, but was prevailed upon to make it of more general use, by collecting the names of as many of the Merchants, Manufacturers, &c. &c. as the time would possibly allow, with a List of such of the Firms in Glasgow as conveniently could be got.-- Those persons who are omitted at this time, and are desirous to have their names inserted in the next Directory, may leave a note of their names and places of abode at the Exchange-keeper's office, and they shall be properly inserted.



Adam John, mafon and architect, Adam's Court, Argyle-ftreet
Adam Alex. printer, Montgomery's clofs, Prince's-ftreet


Aitken Robert, fen. merchant taylor, Finniefton
Aitken Wm. woollen & linen-draper, Trongate, No. 19
Aitken James,
Aitken Robert, jun. taylor, north fide Prince's-flreet
Aitken John, maltman and brewer, Havannah-ftreet
Aitken James, mafon, Gallowgate, No. 50
Aitken James, porter-brewer, Struthers' brewerie
Aitken William, taylor, fhop Saltmarket, No. 62
Aitchefon Walter, fpirit-dealer, Trongate, No. 116
Aiton John, taylor, fhop Saltmarket, No. 58
Aird William, faddler, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet


Alfton John, fen. mercht. Shortridge's land, Argyle-ftr.
Alfton John, jun. mercht. Crawford's land, Bell's-wynd
Alfton John, youngeft, filk-mercer and linen-draper, Trongate, No. 26
Alfton William, merchant
Alfton John, mafon, Gorbals
Allan Richard, Efq; of Bardowie
Allan Richard, jun. keeps a callender, Lang's clofs, Gallowgate-bridge
Allan Alexander, merchant, counting-room corner of Bell's-wynd, above No. 22
Allan David, hofier, head of the Green
Allan Alexander,
Allan Robert, grocer, Stockwell
Allan Mrs. woollen and linen-dealer, Gallowgate, No. 1
Allan William, wright, beyond Old Toll, Gallowgate
Allan Robert, yarn-merchant, High-ftreet
Allifon Archibald, auctioneer, Gibfon's land, weft fide Saltmarket
Alexander Matthew, comb-maker, ware-room north fide Gallowgate
Alexander John, treafurer to the Thiftle Bank, Crawford's land, Bell's-wynd
Alexander Fergus, oil and colour fhop, Trongate, No. 92
Alexander John, jun. flocking-maker, warehoufe weft fide Candleriggs
Alexander John, tobacconift, High-ftreet, No. 15
Alexander John, boot and fhoe-maker, Ingram's land, head of the Gallowgate


Anderfon Geo. rum merchant, cellar eaft fide Stockwell
Anderfon John, tanner and flefher, foot of Old Vennal
Anderfon Robert, baker, High-ftreet, No. 145
Anderfon John, brick-maker, near the Gallowgate Toll
Anderfon James, fpirit-dealer, Gallowgate, No. 26
Anderfon John, grocer & fpirit-dealer, Gallowg. No. 52
Anderfon Andrew, boot and fhoe-maker, north fide Prince's-ftreet
Anderfon Jonathan, merchant, 3d ftorey, Tod's land, weft fide High-ftreet
Anderfon Matthew, taylor, Tilloch's clofs, High-ftreet
Anderfon John, wright, near Barrowfield-bridge
Angus James, manufacturer, warehoufe Trongate, No. 38


Arthur John, taylor, 3d flat M'Nair's fore land, Trong.
Arthur Robert, taylor, Currie's fore land, High-ftreet
Arthur Robert, manufacturer, fee firm lift
Arthur Thomas, manufacturer, Campbell-ftreet
Arthur David, firm list
Arthur James, ftabler and change-keeper, High-ftreet, No. 146
Arthur Allan, manufacturer, in Anderfton
Armour Robert, merchant, facing the Exchange


Atherton Peter & Co. cotton-twift fpinners, wareroom 1ft flat Trades land


Auftin John, manufacturer and merchant, north fide Bell's-wynd
Auchinclofs John, fide Trongate
Auchinclofs Robert, cooper,
Auchinclofs William,
Auld Peter, grocer, Stockwell
Auld Hugh, ironmonger, weft fide Saltmarket
Auld John, tobacconift, oppof. Caftlepen's land, High-ftr.
Auld William, Greenock carrier, Gallowgate, No. 28


Baird John, Efq. north fide Trongate, near the Guard
Barns John, Efq. eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Barton Benjamin, commiffary clerk, 1ft flat Buchanan's fore land, north
fide Trongate
Barber Robert, merchant, weft fide New-wynd
Barry James, land-furveyor, Carfbafket's land, Gallowgate
Baird James, taylor, eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs
Bauld Peter, dryfalter, fhop weft fide Saltmarket, No. 87
Bannatyne Dougald, merchant, Ingram's-ftreet
Bannatyne John, white-iron-fmith, Gallowgate, No. 114
Bannatyne Rob. faddler, Trongate, 1ft flat above No. 33
Bartholomew J. manufacturer head of the Green
Balquancall William, cork-cutter, Trongate, No. 28
Barr Robert, glover, High-ftreet, 2d flat above No. 14
Bailie Robert, linen-draper, Trongate, No. 101
Bachob John, porter to the Glafgow Arms Bank, lodges there


Bell Thomas, merchant, Charlotte-ftreet
Bell William, clerk to Meff. Houfton and Co.'s counting room, fouth fide Argyle's-ftreet
Bell William, ironmonger, fhop fouth fide Gallowgate, near the bridge, No. 121
Bell Peter, pocket-book maker, 2d flat fore land, laigh kirk clofs
Bell Thomas, minifter of the Relief meeting-houfe, Dovehill, head Campbell's-ftreet
Bell William, printer, Gibfon's land, Saltmarket
Bell Walter, grocer, Saltmarket, No. 60
Bell Dougall, changekeeper, Gallowgate, No. 37
Bell John, merchant, in Paifley
Begg John, teller Merchant Bank
Begg William, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 151 Beck Chriftopher, weaver,
Berrie John, baker, Saltmarket, No. 45
Birral Robert, qualifier of tobacco, 1ft clofs next the Gallowgate bridge upon the eaft fide
Beugo Gavin, tanner and glew maker, at Lancefield


Blackburn Andrew, Efq. Ingram's-ftreet
Black David, tobacco mercht. eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Black James, merchant, weft fide Miller-ftreet, No.1
Blaikie Francis, calico printer, wareroom weft fide High-ftreet, above No. 14
Blackwood Andrew, 1ft flat Alexander's land, weft fide Candleriggs
Blair Alexander, merchant
Blair James, linen and woollen-draper, Trongate, No. 18
Blair George, baker, Gallowgate, No. 105
Blair Mrs. toyfhop,
Blair Arch. painter & japanner, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Blair George, taylor, Gallowgate, No. 139
Black John, linen-printer, Trongate, wareroom above No. 15
Black James, leather-cutter, Princes-ftreet
Blyth James, boot and fhoe-maker, Trongate, No. 62
Blyth Collin, founder, Wilfon's clofs, near the foot Saltmarket


Bowman John, Efq. of Afhgrove, weft fide Virginia-ftr.
Bogle Robert, Efq. Shettlefton, eaft side Queen's-ftreet
Bogle Robert, Efq. Daldowie
Bogle Will. Efq. 1ft flat wide clofs, fouth fide Argyle's ftreet
Bogle Michael, timber merchant, weft fide Queen's-ftr. No. 4
Bogle Geo. Efq. Horn's court, by St. Enoch's church
Bogle John, merchant, at Mrs Brown's George's-ftreet
Bogle William, Capt. 56 regt. of foot, Queen's ftreet
Borland James, oil and colour fhop, north fide Trongate, No. 89
Boyd Andrew, accomptant to the Thiftle Bank, eaft fide Saltmarket
Boyd John, taylor, fouth fide Trongate, oppofite Hutchifon's Hofpital
Boog Andrew, Englifh China and ftone warehoufe, Trongate, No. 81
Booz Mrs. ftay and habit maker, Gallowgate
Bourdon Peter, manufacturer, head of Grammar-fchool wynd
Bowie Archibald, brufh maker, corner St. Andrew's entry, Gallowgate, No. 132
Bowie William, grocer, Stockwell
Bowie Robert, taylor and cloaths-broker, Saltmarket


Brafh Robert, lint-manufacturer, High-ftreet, No. 21
Braid Henry, grocer, 155
Brown Alexander, merchant, 1ft flat fore land, Robertfon's court, entry to St. Enoch's church
Brown Alexander, partner and manager Stockwell fugar houfe
Brown John, fen. mafter of work, 3d flat Robertfon's land, corner of Prince's-ftreet
Brown John, jun. merchant and manufacturer, wareroom 1ft flat facing
Wallace's clofs, Bell's-wynd
Brown James, infurance broker, office back of the Exchange
Brown George, merchant, counting-houfe High-ftreet
Brown James, fpirit proof maker, fouth fide Trongate, oppofite the Exchange
Brown John, pocket-book maker, Prince's-ftreet
Brown John, dyer, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Brown Robert, hair dreffer, Argyle-ftreet, corner Maxwell-ftreet
Brown William, nurfery & feed fhop, Trongate, No. 57
Brown Arch. ftocking warehoufe, weft fide King's-ftreet
Brown Daniel, watch-maker, eaft fide High-ftreet
Brown H. filk-dyer, Saltmarket, No. 54
Brown And. auctioner, weft fide Saltmarket, near Crofs
Brown William, glover and fkinner, foot Havannah
Brown John, taylor, Gallowgate, No. 27
Brown James, barber, Gallowgate, No. 46
Brown Alexander, changekeeper, Gallowgate, No. 18
Broadly Archibald, taylor, eaft fide High-ftreet
Brimer John, linen draper, fhop near the Candleriggs, north fide Trongate
Broadie James, faddler and faddle-tree maker, St. Andrew's entry Gallowgate
Bryce John, bookfeller, Saltmarket, No. 23
Bryce Wm. & James, fpirit-dealers, King's-ftreet, No. 40
Bruce Thomas, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 190
Brydie Hugh, changekeeper, fign of the huntfman, foot of Jamaica-ftreet


Buchanan George, fen. merchant and late brewer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Buchanan George, jun. Efq. at Renfield
Buchanan George, youngeft merchant, Argyle-ftreet
Buchanan George, merchant and dealer in cotton twift, wareroom, Stockwell, Ofwald's clofs
Buchanan Andrew, merchant, eaft fide Jamaica-ftreet
Buchanan Andrew, Efq. Mount Vernon, Adam's court 2d flat fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Buchanan Thomas, hatter wareroom 1ft clofs head Saltmarket
Buchanan Thomas, Efq. of Boquhan, Buchanan's back land, north fide Trongate
Buchanan John, Efq. of Carfton, merchant, counting room Ofwald's clofs Stockwell
Buchanan James, of Finnick, merchant, north fide Trongate oppofite the Church
Buchanan William, and Son, at the fun fire office Trongate No. 25
Buchanan William, and Leckie, ftocking fhop head King's-ftreet, fouth fide Trongate, No. 34
Buchanan James, Saracen's head, Gallowgate
Buchanan Alexander, taylor, fouth fide Prince's-ftreet
Buchanan John, hatt-manufacturer, fhop head Gallowgate, No. 9
Buchanan John, ferrier and fmith, Stockwell
Buchanan Andrew, fhoe-maker, bailie Orr's land, Gallowgate
Buchanan William, faddler, High-ftreet, No. 187
Buchanan George, faddler, Trongate, No. 77
Buchanan John, dealer in meal, High-ftreet, No. 97
Buchanan Alex. fmith and ferrier, eaft fide Stock-well
Buchanan Frances, dealer in ftrong beer and ale, Broomielaw
Buchanan James, officer to the taylors, above Barkley's tavern Saltmarket
Buchanan Andrew, officer to the bakers, ftorehoufe Ingram's-ftreet
Burns John, minifter, Barony parifh, eaft fide High-ftreet, almoft oppofite the Grammar fchool wynd
Burns James, leather-dealer, eaft fide High-ftr. No. 180
Burns George, leather and fpirit dealer, Ingram's land, Gallowgate
Burns James, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 79
Burnfide John, merchant, Charlotte-ftreet


Campbell John, Efq. of Clathick, weft fide Virginia-ftreet
Campbell John, jun. Madeira court, beyond Argyle-ftr.
Campbell John, fen. Reid's land, north
Campbell Alex. clerk to Jo. Campbell, fen.
Campbell James, faddler, warehoufe Trongate, No. 74
Campbell James, tanner, Dovehill, north fide Gallowgate
Campbell Jo. woollen & linen-draper, Trongate, No. 29
Campbell Daniel, retailer of ftrong beer and ale, Broomielaw
Campbell William, porter to the Royal Bank eaft fide High-ftreet, lodges there
Cameron Hector, woollen and linen-draper, Gallowgate, No. 145
Calder Archibald, treafurer to the Ship Bank, 1ft clofs north of the well, High-ftreet
Calder John, manufacturer, in Anderfton
Calder John, watch-maker, High-ftreet, No. 57
Carlifle John, collector of the cefs, 2d clofs weft fide High-ftreet
Carrick Robert, cafhier to the Ship Bank, 2d flat above the Bank, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Carmichael William, merchant, Craig's land, weft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Carmichael Patrick, doctor, head of the Green
Carrick James, linen-draper, fhop High-ftreet, No. 207
Carruthers James, merchant, 4th flat fore land 1ft clofs below the well, High-ftreet
Carfwell James, woollen and linen-draper, King's-ftreet,
Carfwell Allan, tobacconift and fpirit-dealer, Saltmarket, No. 69
Carrick William, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 94
Carmichael James, do. 10


Chapman Robert, printer, lodgings Duncan's land, weft fide High-ftreet
Chalmers Alexander, incle-manufacturer, Dovehill
Chriftie John, tobacconift, houfe in the country
Chriftie Thomas, painter, eaft fide head of the Stockwell
Chriftie Hugh, fpirit-dealer, Candleriggs


Clark William, comptroller, Broomielaw
Clark James, capt. at Mrs. Glen's, 3d flat weft fide Jamaica-ftreet
Clark John, taylor, fouth-fide Trongate, above No. 31
Clachan William, lint-heckler & flax-dreffer, Saltmarket, No. 26
Cleghorn Robert, phyfician, Spreul's land, Trongate
Clow Robert, painter, back of the Trades land, head of the Gallowgate
Coats William, merchant, head of the Gallowgate, above No. 1
Coats George, merchant, corner of Buchanan-ftreet, eaft fide
Coats Archibald, merchant, Charlotte-ftreet
Coats John, manufacturer, Dovehill
Coats James, yarn-merchant, wareroom 1ft flat Maxwell's fore land fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Coats Thomas, dryfalter, fhop High-ftreet, No. 11
Coats Thomas, yarn-merchant, fhop do.....No. 58
Colquhoun Patrick, merchant, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Colquhoun Humphry, do. ....Wilfon's land, near the foot of the Saltmarket
Colquhoun Sutherland, callico-printer, wareroom Old Vennal
Colquhoun Lamont, baker, Bridgegate
Colquhoun James, change-keeper, Gallowgate, No. 31
Colvill George, wholefale dealer in victual, eaft fide Jamaica-ftreet
Colvill Thomas, fpirit-dealer, fhop Gallowgate, No. 30
Colvill Robert, bookbinder, above No. 98, Trongate
Corbet James, jun. Efq. Tolcrofs
Corbet Cunningham, merchant, eaft fide King's-ftreet
Corbet Arch. and James, jun. thread manufacturers, Hendrie's land, head of the Gallowgate
Copland William, callico and linen printer, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Copland James, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 47
Cowan Andrew, fenior, wholefale dealer in victual, Grahamftown
Cowan Robert,
Cowan James, Newark twift wareroom, High-ftreet, above No. 19
Cooper William, merchant, Currie's clofs, High-ftreet
Cooper John, taylor, 1ft clofs weft fide
Cooper James, fhoemaker, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Coubrough Archibald, bookfeller and circulating library, High-ftree, No. 17
Connell Matthew, copper and white-iron-fmith, Bridgegate
Cochran John, dealer in fpirits and ale, at the fign of the Sun, eaft fide Saltmarket


Crauford Robert, Efq. Poffil
Crauford Tho. merchant, Crauford's land, Bell's wynd
Crauford Ronald, Efq. of Frifkey
Crauford George, clerk to the Merchant's-houfe, head of King's-ftreet
Crauford Matthew, yarn-merchant, High-ftreet, fhop No. 22
Crauford Thomas, wright, head of the Old Vennal
Crauford Charles, hair-dreffer, head of Jamaica-ftreet
Craigie Laurence, Barr's back land facing the College
Craig John, fen. wholefale dealer in victual, Clayflap
Craig John, jun. merchant, weft fide Stockwell
Craig John, youngeft, architect to his Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales
Craig William, timber-merchant, Clyde-ftreet
Craig Robert, baker, Trongate, No. 45
Craig Andrew, iron-monger, Trongate, No. 83
Craig James & John, iron-mongers, Saltmarket, No. 7
Craig James, plumber, in Mrs. Bogle's wood-yard, Clyde-ftreet
Craig Robert, chaife-fetter, head of the Stockwell
Craig Archibald, victualler, Gallowgate, No. 40
Craig John, fhoemaker, High ftreet, No. 115
Cree John, furgeon, Gallowgate, above No. 114
Crofs David, merchant, Adams' court, Argyle-ftreet
Crofs Hugh, of the Stockwell
Crofs William, merchant, Bell's wynd
Crookfhanks James, baker, Saltmarket, No. 42
Crum John, cotton and fpirit-dealer, Gallowgate, No. 18
Crum Alexander and James, manufacturers and linen-printers, fhop Gallowgate, No. 12


Cuters James, merchant, head of the Bridgegate
Cuters Law,
Cuthbertfon William, fen. maltman and brewer, Calton
Cuthbertfon William, merchant, Bell's wynd
Cullins James, beef ftake houfe, back of the Exchange
Currie John, taylor and broker, Gallowgate, No. 134


Dale David, merchant, weft fide Charlotte-ftreet, his cotton-twift wareroom High-ftreet, above No. 18
Dalrymple John, hofier firft clofs next to the Exchange, Trongate
Dalmahoy Alexander, tanner, faddler, and bridle-cutter, Bridgegate
Dallas Alexander, grocer, eaft fide Jamaica-ftreet
Davidfon John, grocer, fhop Gallowgate, No. 128
Davidfon Wm. tanner, tan-yard, weft fide New-wynd
Dawfon John, brafs-founder, Miller's clof's weft fide Saltmarket


Dennifon James, fen. Efq. of Colgrain, 2d flat firft clofs weft from Miller-ftreet
Dennifon James, jun. merchant, 1ft flat Horn's land corner of St Enoch's ftreet
Dennifon Richard, merchant, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Dennifon James, manufacturer, wareroom, 1ft ftair eaft fide High-ftreet
Dempfter Anthony, painter, Gallowgate
Dempfter James, druggift, Gallowgate, No. 38
Dempfter John, porter to the Thiftle Bank, lodges there


Dinwiddie Robert, Efq. of Jermifton
Dinwiddie Law, merchant, warehoufe north fide Trongate, near the Exchange
Dinning Robert, tobacconift, Gallowgate, No. 116
Dickfon James, fmith, back of the Candleriggs well
Dick Andrew, tobacconift, High-ftreet, fhop No. 12
Dick William, fmith and iron-monger, Bridgegate

Dobbie Mr. fugar boiler
Donald John, jeweller and lapidary, King's-ftreet, No. 64
Donald William, wholefale linen-draper, north fide head of the Gallowgate, No. 7
Donaldfon Alexander, teller to the Ship Bank, lodges in Mrs. Gordon's eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Donaldfon James, merchant back of the well eaft fide High-ftreet
Donaldfon William, merchant, Donaldfon's clofs, weft fide High-ftreet
Donaldfon Alexander, mafter of one of the track-boats
Dougal James, merchant in Port Glafgow
Douglafs Coll. Efq. of Mains
Douglafs John, merchant, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Douglafs George, plumber, west fide Virginia-ftreet
Douglafs Andrew, hofier, St Andrew's entry, Saltmarket
Dounie Robert, wright, Gallowgate, No. 77


Dreghorn Robert, Efq. of Rough-hill
Drummond Rob. tallow-chandler, Gallowgate, No. 34
Drummond Alexander, flax-dreffer, Bell's-wynd


Dunlop William, merchant, eaft fide King's-ftreet
Dunlop James, Efq. of Garnkirk, head of Virginia-ftreet
Dunlop James, jun. merchant
Dunlop Robert, fen. merchant, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Dunlop John, merchant, eaft fide Queen's-ftreet
Dunlop Alexander, furgeon, 1ft flat corner land, next to Virginia-ftreet
Dunlop Robert, jun. manufacturer, 2d flat Baldwheridge land Bell's-wynd
Dunlop Alex. ftationer, lodges with do.
Dunlop and Wilfon, bookfellers, and ftationary fhop, Trongate No. 98
Dunlop James, taylor, Buchanan's land, north fide Trongate
Duncan Charles, merchant, Charlotte-ftreet
Dunmore Thomas, Efq. 1ft flat Robertfon's court, corner of St. Enoch's-ftreet
Dunmore Robert, merchant, Miller's-ftreet, upon the weft fide
Duguid John, weft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Duguid William, Prince's-ftreet
Dunbar Andrew, inkeeper, fign King's-Arms, north fide Trongate
Durnbell John, Charlotte-ftreet, cotton-dealer
Durie Thomas, innkeeper, the fign of the Black Bull, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Duncan James, bookfeller, fhop fouth fide Trongate, facing the Guard, No. 35
Duncan John, jun. bookfeller, Saltmarket No. 9
Duncan John, of Miln-field, fnuffmills upon Kelvin
Duncan Andrew, baker, Trongate No. 58
Dunn James, grocer, New-wynd
Dunn Malcolm, manufacturer, Drygate
Dunn William, collector to the wrights, Maxwell-ftreet


Eadie John, cork cutter, eaft fide of the Candle-riggs


Edmund David, wholefale dealer in Scots manufactures, fhop Saltmarket No. 98
Edgar John, pantyle-maker, pot-maker, and brickmaker, at Graham's-fquare
Edwards Alex. barber and hair dreffer, Trongate, by Hutchefon's Hofpital


Elliot David, merchant, Jamaica-ftreet


Erfkine Michael, infurance broker, 3d flat Buchanan's fore land Trongate
Erfkine Thomas, hat-maker, Saltmarket No. 19


Ewing Walter, merchant, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Ewing Robert, baker, Trongate No. 51
Ewing Andrew, victualler, in wholefale, head Old wynd
Ewing William, callico and linen printer, wareroom 1ft flat in Maxwell's
fore land, Argyle-ftreet
Ewing Patrick, woollen and linen draper, Trongate No. 120
Ewing James, grocer, Trongate No. 84
Ewing Alexander, officer to the maltmen
Ewing Alexander, vintner, foot Jamaica-ftreet


Fairquar Alexander, taylor, head New-wynd
Farie Robert, bookfeller, Saltmarket No. 16
Farie John, baker, Stockwell
Falconer John, manufacturer, Trades land head Saltmt.
Falconer Peter, manufacturer in Anderfton


Ferie Mrs. comb-maker, Gallowgate No. 147
Fergufon Andrew, woollen and linen draper, Trongate No. 5
Fergufon William, dealer in Scots manufactures, Gallowgate No.4
Fergufon Duncan, do. High-ftreet No. 174
Fergus James, boot and fhoe-maker, Saltmarket No. 74
Fergus Thomas, dry-falter, Saltmarket No. 91
Fergus John, fen. victualler, Partick
Fergufon Alexander, grocer and change-keeper, Gallowgate No. 72


Findlay Robert, merchant, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Findlay James, Efq. of Bogfide, Reid's land fouth fide Argyle's-ftreet
Findlay James, merchant and manufacturer, firft clofs upon the fouth fide Argyle's-ftreet
Findlay John, wright, Havannah
Findlay George, do. and trunk maker, foot Saltmarket
Fife James, merchant, to be found at Sommervell and Gordon's counting room
Fife James, dealer in ftrong beer and ale, Broomielaw,
Fife........., umbrella maker, Trongate, above No. 35


Fleeming David, ironmonger, fhop Trongate No. 100
Fleeming John, flefher, weft fide King's-ftreet
Fleeming Mrs. baker, Gallowgate No. 29


Forlong James, manufacturer, Havannah
Forlong William, fpirit dealer, Gallowgate, fhop No. 21
Forrefter and Reid, hardware dealers, ware-houfe Trongate, No. 4
Foyer Walter, hair dreffer and barber, Gallowg. No. 74
Forfyth John, grocer, Stockwell


Frafer William, ironmonger, Gallowgate No. 137
Frafer Thomas, grocer, High-ftreet No. 122
Freeland John, and Co. yarn merchant, weft fide High-ftreet, No. 45


Fulton William, fmith and anchor-maker, oppofite Tron Church


Galloway John, woollen draper and mercer, fhop fouth fide Trongate, No. 6.
Galloway Alexander, tea and fpirit dealer, fhop fouth fide Prince's-ftreet
Galloway Robert, baker, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Galbreath James, white iron manufacturer and japanner, fouth fide Bridgegate
Gammell Robert, tobacconift, Saltmarket, No. 78
Gammel Hugh, fpirit dealer, Ingram's clofs Gallowg.
Gardner James, grocer, formerly M'Nair's fhop No. 31
Gardner James, comb-maker, Gallowgate, fhop No. 148
Gardner Adam, fpirit dealer, High-ftreet, No. 72
Gardner Archibald, grocer, Saltmarket, No. 49
Gardner Ephraim, tanner, next to the Englifh Chapel
Gardner David, Banking Company
Gardner John, mathematical inftrument-maker, in Bell's wynd, Crawford's land
Gardner John, fpirit dealer, fouth fide Gallowg. old toll
Gardner William, taylor and grocer, High-ftreet No. 95


George James, tobacco broker, fouth fide Bridgegate
Geddes John, manager of the flint and bottle glafs work, Broomielaw
Gentle William, baker, High-ftreet, No. 147
Gentle James, baker, Gallowgate, No. 42


Gillis John, Dalnotter
Gillefpie William, linen printer, and cotton twift dealer in Anderfton
Gibfon William, dealer in Englifh cotton yarn, wareroom Trongate, above No. 49
Gilchrift Francis, merchant, at Mr John Campbell's fen. Reid's land north fide Argyle's-ftreet
Gilchrift Mufhett, boot and fhoemaker, Trongate No. 66
Gilmour John, taylor, Trongate, next clofs to the Exchange
Gibfon John, flefher, 2d flat Jamiefon's land, eaft fide King's-ftreet
Gibfon James, wright and cabinet-maker, in Gibfon's ftreet Gallowgate
Gillfillan John, barber, Gallowgate
Gillies Niel, manufacturer, Gallowgate, No. 83
Gilmour Robert, officer to the flefhers, by the flaughter houfe


Glafgow Alexander, manufacturer, in Anderfton
Glafs Archibald, cooper, fouth fide Argyle's-ftreet
Glafs Hugh, meal-feller, Saltmarket, No. 72
Glen Ninian, cabinet-maker and joiner, by the High-Church
Glen Robert, dyer, Spoutmouth, Gallowgate
Glen Alexander, merchant, in Ruffia goods, back No. 1 weft fide Queen's-ftreet
Glen William, dealer in Ruffia goods, Mitchell-ftreet by St. Enoch's Burn


Gordon James, merchant, Virginia-ftreet, upon the eaft fide
Gordon John, merchant, 2d flat Gordon's land, north fide Argyle's-ftreet, near St. Enoch's Burn
Gordon Alexander, merchant, 1ft flat do. do.


Grahame Thomas, writer, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet
Graham Archibald, cafhier, to the Thiftle Bank, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet, No. 9
Graeme Robert, fen. fheriff fubftitute, 2d flat Difpenfary clofs, High-ftreet
Graham Walter, rum merchant, cellar in Wallace's clofs, Bell's-wynd
Graham John, of Achinfickan at Finnifton
Graham David, clerk at Meff. Hopkirks' counting houfe, back of Mr M'Caul's lodging corner Queen's ftreet
Graham Robert, jun. writer, above the Thiftle Bank, Virginia-ftreet
Graham Adam, gold fmith and jeweller, fhop weft fide King's-ftreet, near the head
Graham Alexander, whole fale victualler, eaft fide Queen ftreet
Gray Hon. Fran. 2d flat Wilfon's land, eaft fide Saltmarket near the foot
Gray James, coal-mafter, office in Mr. Bifhop's, old Difpenfary clofs High-ftreet
Gray Robert, jeweller and filver fmith, fhop north fide Trongate, No. 87
Grant Adam, carpet manufacturer, foot Havannah-ftreet
Grant Eglesfield, wire worker, north fide Trongate near the Guard
Grierfon Charles, merchant, Buchanan's back land Trongate


Hamilton John, Efq. at Cockney
Hamilton John, Efq. of Weftburn
Hamilton John, jun. Efq.
Hamilton Gilbert, merchant and agent for Carron Company, weft fide Queen's-ftreet at No. 7
Hamilton Archibald, agent for Paifley Bank, counting room fouth fide Trongate, above No. 14
Hamilton John, and Co. rum merchant, cellar Leeche's clof fouth fide Trongate
Hamilton George, merchant, 1ft flat weft fide Dunlop-ft.
Hamilton William, profeffor of anatomy and furgeon, New Court College
Hamilton John, watch maker, wide clofs fouth fide Gallowgate, near the Bridge
Hamilton Alexander, tobacconift fhop weft fide Stockwell
Hamilton John, grocer, King's-ftreet
Hamilton James and Co. grocers, Trongate No. 86
Hall John, ftocking ware-houfe, weft fide King's-ftreet
Haddin John, fpirit dealer and changekeeper, Bridgegate
Hardie Andrew, dyer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Harvie James, grocer, Trongate, No. 43
Harvie Alexander, tallow chandler, Tron. No. 47
Harvie Robert, grocer, King's-ftreet
Harvie Alexander, grocer, High-ftreet No. 178
Hardie Robert, baker High-ftreet, No. 172
Hastie Thomas, clerk with Bailie Robert Mann, Stockwell
Haltridge Andrew, barber and hair dreffer, next houfe to the Guard
Harper William, thread manufacturer, wareroom north fide Bell's-wynd
Hardie Hen. and Co. merchant, wholefale dealer in Irifh linen, wareroom in Wallace's clofs, fouth fide Bell's-wynd
Hay John, merchant and dealer in candle and foap, fhop weft fide King's-ftreet


Henderfon Arch. merchant, 2d flat corner houfe upon the weft of Virginia-ftreet
Henderfon James, merchant, St. Enoch's Bank
Herbertfon John, thread manufacturer, Rottenrow
Henry Alexander, manufacturer, Head Green


Hill Ninian, and Co. furgeon, difpenfary fhop Leeche's land, fouth fide Trongate, No. 54
Hill James, writer and collector to the merchants houfe, 1ft flat corner land eaft fide Stockwell
Hill John, ftays along with his father Mr James Hill


Hopkirk, James, Efq. of Dalbeth, corner houfe eaft fide of Dunlop-ftreet
Hopkirk Thomas, 1ft flat weft fide Queen's-ftreet No. 4
Houfton Andrew, Esq. Jordon Hill
Houfton Robert, merchant, fouth fide Argyle's-ftreet, facing Queen-ftreet
Houfton Alexander, Efq. of Rofshaugh
Houfhould Charles, keeper of the fample-room at the back of the Exchange
Houfhould George, manager of Bell's wynd fugar-houfe
Houfhould Charles, jun. cooper, Candleriggs
Houfton Patrick, grocer, High-ftreet No. 52
Houfton Thomas, London porter cellar, eaft fide Stockwell
Horn William, wright and houfe builder, Horn's court, Argyle-ftreet
Hoods Andrew, cooper, fouth fide Gallowgate
Hoods John, cooper, Candleriggs
Houftoun's Thomas tavern, laigh kirk clofs
Holywell, dealer in cotton-twift, wareroom 1ft flat Tades land
Hozier William and Co. manufacturers, wareroom Trades land
Hogg Silby and Co. muflin manufacturer, right-hand corner houfe, entring Bell's wynd by High-ftreet


Hunter Duncan, from London, merchant
Hunter Alexander, to be found at Mr Stirling's wareroom High-ftreet
Hunter Robert, dealer in fpirits, ftrong beer and ale, wholefale and retail, Dovehill clofs, weft fide Saltmarket
Hutton John, dyer, weft fide Virginia-ftreet
Hutchefon David, procurator fifcal, one of the Town clerks, 1ft flat corner land 1ft clofs fouth fide Argyle-ftreet


Ingram William, merchant and infurance broker, 2 flat Buchanan's back land, 3d clofs from the Exchange
Ingles David and Co. manufacturer and linen printer, wareroom Jeffrey's land, 1ft flat fouth fide Trongate
Ingles John, linen draper, 1ft fhop next the laigh Church, Trongate No. 24
Ingles James, hat manufacturer, north fide Trongate
Ingles James, officer to the mafons, foot New Wynd


Jackfon James, poft mafter, lodgings eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Jack Andrew, and Co. woollen drapers, below the Exchange, fhop No. 127
Jack Peter, tavern-keeper oppofite Black Bull, Argyle-ftreet
Jamiefon John, furgeon, Jamiefon's land King's-ftreet
Jamiefon John, ftocking fhop, High-ftreet, No. 2
Jamiefon and Linton, linen drapers, High-ft. No. 203
Jamiefon Robert, baker, High-ftreet No. 186.
Jamiefon Alexander, print and ftationary fhop, Exchange No. 124
Jamiefon Hugh, manufacturer in Anderfton
Jamiefon George,
Jamiefon William,
Jardine George, profeffor of logic, College


Jeffrey James, architect, cabinet-maker and house wright, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Jenkins & Son, boot & fhoemakers, High-ftreet, No. 194
Jervey John, inn and tavern-keeper, at the Bafon, weft end Great Canal
Jervey Robert, dealer in Scots goods, Gallowgate, No. 6


Johnfton William, iron-monger, Trongate, No. 68
Jones Nathaniel, keeper of the fervants' regifter-office, 2d ftair, left hand, Prefbyterian clofs, Saltmarket


Kay Alexander, at Mr Swanfton's shop, Trongate, No. 85


Kent John and Co. grocers, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Kennedy Daniel, gardener, weft fide St Enoch's burn
Keffing David, linen-printer, Gilmorholm
Kelly James, officer to the dyers, Glen's land, Spoutmouth


King John, flefher, corner of Bullock lane, fouth fide Bridgegate
Kinniburg George, manufacturer, wareroom weft fide High-ftreet
Kirkland John,
Kirkland James, tobacconift, Gallowgate, No. 14
Kirkwood James, faddler, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Kirkwood James, grocer, Trongate, No. 39
King Samuel, porter to the Ship Bank, lodges there
Knox Robert, grocer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Kyle Robert, baker, Saltmarket, No. 83


Lang William, fen. merchant and manufacturer, fouth fide Gallowgate
Lang William, jun.
Lang James, founder, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Lang John, flefher, Jamiefon's land, King's-ftreet
Lang William, fmith, jack-maker and bell-hanger, Old Wynd
Lang William, hat-maker, eaft fide Saltmarket
Lang Robert, fen. dryfalter, Saltmarket, No. 24
Lang Robert,
Lapflay William, grocer and fpirit-dealer, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Laurie John, merchant, 2d flat Douglas' land, St. Andrew's entry, Saltmarket
Laurie David, manufacturer, fee the firm lift
Laurie David, clerk and partner in Bogle and Scott's wood-yard, Clyde-ftreet
Laurie William, agent for the Great Canal, eaft fide Queen's-ftreet
Laurie David, jun. corn-factor, weft fide Miller-ftreet, back of No. 1 and 2
Laurie Daniel, grocer, fhop Gallowgate, No.20 Laurie Thomas, dealer in victual and fpirits, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Lawfon James, merchant, Caftlepen's new land, High-ftreet
Lawfon John, principal jailor, 3d clofs from the head of the Saltmarket, eaft fide
Lawfon Ralph, cloaths-broker, Gallowgate, No. 16


Lietch John, merchant, counting-room Dunlop-ftreet, lodgings Robertfon's court, weft fide Argyle-ftreet
Lightbody Adam, merchant and callico and linen-printer, wareroom fouth-fide Bell's-wynd
Lindfay James, wood-merchant, Broomielaw
Lindfay John, merchant and clerk in Meffrs. Dunlops' counting-room,
Leitch's clofs, Trongate
Lighton John, boot and fhoe-maker, fhop Prince's-ftreet


Low Alexander, merchant, Robertfon's court, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Logan Walter, fen. city-chamberlain, 3d flat Maxwell's fore land, Argyle-ftreet
Logan Walter, jun. merchant and clerk with Provoft Colquhoun
Loban George, grocer, Trongate, No. 60
Lockhart George, merchant & manufacturer, Mrs. Gray's, Prince's-ftreet
Lockhart James, hardware merchant, Saltmarket, No. 97
Logan Tho. woollen & linen-draper, High-ftr. No. 195
Lothian Robert, chaplain to the Trades-houfe, fouth fide St. Andrew's entry, Saltmarket
Lothian George, merchant, Barr's land, High-ftreet, oppofite the College
Loudon Muirhead, merchant, eaft fide Stockwell
Loudon James, collector to the Great Canal, office and houfe weft end of the Canal
Love John, merchant, Barr's land, High-ftreet, oppofite the College
Love Hugh, grocer, King's-ftreet, No. 9


Lumfden James, engraver, 2d flat Craig's land, head of the Old-wynd
Luke Michael, taylor, top of Gibfon's land


Lyon Geo. copper & white iron fmith, Gallowg. No. 45


Marfhall Richard, wine and rum merchant, beyond Madeira court, Argyle-ftreet
Marfhall Rob. phyfician, Argyle-ftreet, oppof. the Bull
Marfhall Robert, manager to the Glafgow tan-work near the Gallowgate bridge
Marfhall John, accomptant to the Ship Bank
Marfhalls S. and R. haberdafhers, Trongate, No. 63
Marfhall John, dealer in ftone-ware, King's-ftreet
Mann Robert, cabinet-maker and joiner, weft fide Stockwell
Martin William, cabinet-maker & houfe-wright, Bridgegate
Martin Robert, muflin and cambric dreffer, Prov. Bowman's clofs, High-ftreet
Maxwell Stephen, copper and white-iron-fmith, fhop fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Maxwell John, barber & hair-dreffer, Gallowg. No. 58


Mennons John, printer of the Glafgow Advertifer (publifhed every Monday evening) Saltmarket, No. 22
Menzies James, yarn-merchant, High-ftreet, No. 71
Meikle William, baker, Gallowgate, No. 140
Meikle William, plafterer, weft fide Maxwell-ftreet


Miller George, fen. wholefale merchant, 1ft flat Ingram's land, head of the Gallowgate
Miller George, jun.
Miller William, merchant, King's-ftreet
Miller William, fhoe-maker, a little above Bell's-wynd, weft fide High-ftreet, No. 25
Millers Alexander, fenior and junior, flaters, Old-wynd
Miller John, keeper of a callender, Old-vennal
Miller's Mrs. barley-office, eaft fide Candleriggs
Miller.........., engineer, at the Great Canal
Miller Thomas, baker, and collector to the bakers, Gallowgate, No. 55
Miller William, bookfeller, Saltmarket, No. 25
Miller James, grocer, Argyle-ftreet
Miller A. filk-dyer, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Milliken John, reed-maker, Legat's land 2d clofs weft fide High-ftreet
Mitchell William, accomptant to the Royal Bank
Mitchell John, barber & hair-dreffer, High-ftreet, No. 56


Moncrieff Robert Scott, banker, Horn's court, by St. Enoch's Church
Monteith Walter, merchant, and head clerk, to the tan-work Company, Gallowgate
Monteith James, furgeon, Adam's Court, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Monteith James, fen. muflin manufacturer, at Anderfton
Monteith James, jun. dealer in cotton twift, at Cambuflang
Monteith John, muflin manufacturer, Bell's-wynd
Monteith Robert, do. widow Brown's, head Gallowgate
Monteith Henry and Co. do. at Anderfton
Montgomerie James, maltman and brewer, near the Spoutmouth, Gallowgate
Montgomerie........., upholfterer, 2d flat next to the Tron Church
Moodie William, linen draper, fhop fouth fide Trong. No. 53
Moodie Alex. hair-dreffer, to the Bull, fouthfide Trongate, oppofite Spruel's land
Morrice Robert, merchant and hofier, wareroom north fide Trongate
Morrice Andrew, furgeon, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Morifon John, cabinet-maker and houfe-wright, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Morifon Daniel, officer to the weaver trade, Montrofe lodging, Drygate


Murdoch George, Efq; fen. Horn's court, by St. Enoch's Church
Murdoch Peter, merchant, weft fide Queen-ftreet
Murdoch James, fen. and Co. merchant, wareroom Leitche's clofs, fouth fide Trongate
Murdoch James, jun. and Co. carpet wareroom, Wood's land head Back-wynd
Murdoch George, accomptant depute to the Glafgow Arms-Bank, at widow
Kippen's, Shortridge land, Argyle-ftreet
Murdoch Warrick, and Co. brewerie at Anderfton
Muirhead Robert, merchant, at the Chapel Gorbals
Muirhead James, faddler, fouth fide Trongate
Mundle Robert, merchant
Mutter Thomas, woollen and linen draper, Saltmarket No. 100
Muir James, brewer, and retailer of ftrong beer and ale, Saltmarket
Murray Morrice, cabinet-maker, and houfe-wright, Miller-ftreet
Murray Charles, and Mulloch in Co. wig-makers, and hair-dreffers, 2d clofs above the Crofs, upon the weft fide
Murray William, fhuttle-maker, eaft fide Saracen's-head
Muir James, hop-merchant, High-ftreet, No. 170
Muir William, window and houfe-furveyor, 3d flat Craig's land, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Muir James, furgeon, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet, near to the foot
Muckle Mrs. tobacconift, Gallowgate, No. 124
Mucklejohn Peter, hofier, Gallowgate, No. 76


M'Auflan and Oufton, in Co. feed merchants, fhop Trongate, No. 79
M'Aulay Robert, writer, 2d clofs, 2d flat, above the Crofs, upon the weft fide
M'Aulay Allan, gardner, Grahamfton
M'Allum Robert, taylor and cloaths-broker, Gallowgate, No. 24
McCaull Alex. merchant, 1ft flat Reid's land, north fide Argyle-ftreet
M'Caull James, merchant, eaft fide Miller-fteet
M'Caull George, broad cloth merchant, ware-houfe next to the Exchange
M'Caull John, jun. merchant and manufacturer, wareroom Trongate, above No. 26
M'Brair Archibald, dry-falter, fhop eaft fide High-ftreet, No. 193
M'Comb Hector, merchant and carpet manufacturer, wareroom Wood's land head Back-wynd
M'Corkindale Mrs. haberdafher, Trongate, No. 2
M'Culloch John, woollen and linen draper, Trongate, No. 7
M'Credie Archibald, merchant, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
M'Douall James, merchant, eaft fide Buchanan-ftreet
M'Douall John, merchant, head Jamaica-ftreet
M'Dougall John, boot and fhoe-maker, 2d clofs eaft from the Tron Church
M'Donald Peter, teacher of vocal mufic Selkirk's clofs, Gallowgate
M'Donald Angus, dealer in filver-plate, hard-ware, and toys, fhops Trongate Nos. 80 and 105
M'Donald John, falt and barley office, Trong. No. 91
M'Ewan James, gold fmith and jeweller, lodgings Trongate, above No. 87
M'Ewan William, woollen and linen draper, Trongate, No. 1
McFarlane James, woollen and linen draper, Trongate, No. 119
M'Farlane Collin, vintner, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
M'Farlane Duncan, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 59
M'Farlane Robert, boot and fhoe-maker, Ingram's land
M'Farlane William, woollen and linen draper, Trongate, No. 22
M'Farlane Robert, fnuff office, Candleriggs
M'Gilvera Malcolm, linen and woollen draper, fhop a little above the Crofs, eaft fide
M'Gilchrift Donald, Efq. foot Saltmarket
M'Gill Ninian, jack-maker, north fide Trongate
M'Goun's Andrew, book, mufic, and ftationary, fhop head Stockwell
M'Gregor James, wholefale linen dealer, eaft fide Candleriggs
M'Haffie David and Co. haberdafhers, Gallowgate, No. 136
M'Intofh George, merchant, his dwelling-houfe is near the Secret Work, near the foot of the Drygate
M'Indoe Hugh, vintner, north fide Gallowgate
M'Indoe Robert, filk fhop Horn's land, by Virginia-ftr.
M'Indoe---, comb-maker, fhop Gallowgate, No. 149
M'Ilhofe James, heritor, north fide Gallowgate, facing Charlotte-ftreet
M'Ilhofe James, cooper, Bell's-wynd
M'Kenzie John, and Co. upholfterer, next land to Hutchefon's Hofpital
M'Kean Andrew, manufacturer, 2d flat upon the weft fide Saltmarket
M'Kechnie John, woollen and linen draper, Trongate No. 8
M'Kechnie William, barber and hair-dreffer, fouth fide Gallowgate
M'Lauchlan John, clerk to the poft office, weft fide King's-ftreet
M'Learn James, tambourer and needle-work printer, Lochhead's clofs, High-ftreet
M'Lintock Robert, woollen and linen draper, fhop near the Crofs, eaft fide High-ftreet, No. 201
M'Lintock and Paterfon, grocers, Trongate, No. 33
M'Millan Andrew, dealer in Scots manufactories, fhop fouth fide Gallowgate, No. 142
M'Millan Robert and Co. hofier, wareroom Bowman's land weft fide High-ftreet
M'Millan Daniel, fhoe-maker, fhop weft fide King's-ftreet oppofite Prince's-ftreet
M'Millan Hector, grocer, Trongate, No. 82
M'Nair Robert, fen. fugar-houfe, fouth fide Gallowgate facing the Spoutmouth
M'Nair Robert, jun.
M'Nair Andrew, linen printer, Milgavie
M'Nair John, bookfeller, Trongate, No. 118
M'Naye James, merchant, counting-room, 3d flat Trades land, head of the Gallowgate
M'Nicoll and Livingfton, grocers, Gallowgate, No. 122


Naper and Dun in Co. watch-makers, fhop head of the Stockwell


Neilfon Walter, merchant, weft fide Candleriggs
Neilfon William, candle-maker, Gallowgate, No. 92
Neilfon John, grocer and ham-curer, Saltmarket, No. 82
Neilfon John, collector to the gardeners,
Newbigging Archibald, muflin manufacturer, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet, facing Bell's-wynd
Neale Adam, manufacturer, in Anderfton
Neale John,
Norris Alexander, fenior and junior, bleachers and manufacturers head of the Green
Notman's Archibald ftocking fhop, High-ftreet, No. 96
Noble Jofhua, auctioneer, north fide Trongate, above No. 115
Nicoll John, fhoe-maker, corner of the Laigh Kirk clofs
Nifbet John, fworn meafurer, Jamaica-ftreet
Nifbet Peter, dyer, above Bunn's-wynd, High-ftreet
Niven David, printer, 1ft clofs below Gibfon's-wynd, Saltmarket


Orr John, Efq. of Barrowfield, advocate, and one of the city clerks, George's-ftreet, Ramfhorn ground
Orr Matthew, Efq. abroad
Orchart William, woollen and linen-draper, Trongate, No.10


Ofwald George, Efq. of Scotftoun
Ofwald Alexander, Efq. of Shieldhall
Ofburn Murray, mathematical inftrument maker, Gallowgate


Paterfon's Mrs. feed fhop, Trongate, No. 78
Paterfon Archibald, tallow-chandler, fhop fouth fide Gallowgate, No. 130
Paterfon Thomas, brewer and maltman, St. Enoch's wynd
Paterfon John, fpirit-dealer, Argyle-ftreet
Paterfon James, hair-dreffer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Paton Capt. Arch. Trongate, oppofite the Exchange
Paton And. fpirit-dealer, weft fide High-ftreet, No. 23
Paton Jofeph, grocer and fruit-dealer, Gallowgate, No. 131
Patifon Ben. plummer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Park William, rum merchant, cellar weft fide Stockwell, near the head
Park William, grocer and fpirit-dealer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Park James, victualler and fpirit-dealer, Gallowgate, below No. 134
Park's Thomas hard-ware fhop, weft fide Saltmarket, No. 101
Parker James, baker, Trongate, No. 95
Parlane James, furgeon, callender's land, weft fide Stockwell
Paul John, fen. boot and fhoe-maker and leather-dealer, north fide Prince's-ftreet
Paul Andrew, change-keeper, High-ftreet, No. 151


Perftons M. and J. manufacturers, wareroom weft corner of the Saltmarket
Pellence Simon, merchant, counting-room and wareroom foot of
Havannah-ftreet, lodgings St. Andrew's entry, Gallowgate


Philips' fugar-houfe chamber eaft fide Candleriggs


Pinkerton William, brewer and maltman, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Pinkerton William, grocer and fpirit-dealer, Trongate, No. 113


Potts Thomas, dealer in Scots manufactures, fhop fouth fide Gallowgate, near the head, at No. 142
Pollock Allan, grocer, fhop fouth fide Trongate, No. 49
Pollock William, wig-maker and hair-dreffer, north fide Trongate, above No. 116
Pollock William, jun., No. 167


Provan George, dryfalter, weft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs, No. 11
Provand George, merchant, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs
Provand James, callico and linen-printer, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs
Provand John, woollen and linen-draper, High-ftreet, No. 197
Provan Robert, chaife-fetter and vintner 2d clofs weft from the Exchange, north fide Trongate


Purdon John, merchant & linen-printer, at Mrs. Gray's, Prince's-ftreet


Rankin Charles, near the head of the Stockwell, upon the eaft fide
Rankin David, fenior, barber and fpirit-dealer, High-ftreet, No. 98
Rankin David, jun. perfumer and hair-dreffer, Trongate, No. 64
Ramfay Samuel, Englifh merchant, Grahamftown
Raeburn William, perfumer to his Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales, Trongate, No. 102
Raine James, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 70
Raine James, collector to the barbers, Gallowg. No. 41


Refton Robert, teller to the Thiftle Bank, next clofs eaft of Hutchifon's hofpital
Reid John, fen. cabinet-maker and houfe-builder, Candleriggs
Reid and Muir's upholftery wareroom Trongate, above No. 18
Reid Francis, cabinet-maker, wareroom and fhop Argyle-ftreet
Reid Francis, watch-maker, weft fide Saltmarket
Reid James and David, cabinet-makers & house-wrights, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Reid James, plafterer, Caftle-pen's land, High-ftreet
Reid Mark, grocer, head of Havannah-ftreet, No. 144
Reid William and Co. manufacturers in Anderfton
Reid William, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 61
Reid Archiblad, ftocking-maker, Gallowgate, No. 53


Ritchie James, Efq. of Bufby, weft fide Queen's-ftreet
Ritchie Henry, merchant, 2d flat eaft corner of Robertfon's court, Argyle-ftreet
Ritchie Alexander, merchant, ground flat weft corner of Robertfon's court, Argyle-ftreet
Riddel John, Efq. prefent Lord Provoft, 1ft houfe weft fide Queen's-ftreet
Riddel Henry, merchant, weft fide Queen-ftreet, No. 3
Riddel John, furgeon, lodges with his mother, prin--ftr.
Riddel Andrew, teller to the Glafgow Arms Bank, lodges with his mother, Princes-ftreet
Riddel William, paftry-cook, fouth fide Prince's-ftreet
Richardfon James, yarn-merchant, fhop weft fide High-ftreet, No. 35 


Robertfon Patrick, writer, north fide Trongate
Robertfon John, cafhier to the Glafgow Arms Bank, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Robertfon William, merchant, at the nail-work, Broomielaw
Robertfon Andrew, merchant, head of Jamaica-ftreet
Robertfon Henry, merchant,
Robertfon James, treafurer to the Merchant Bank, 3d flat Paterfon's land,
fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Robertfon James, manufacturer, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet, oppofite Bell's-wynd
Robertfon Robert, jun. cooper, foot of Dunlop-ftreet
Robertfon James, cooper, Blythwood's yard, Bridgegate
Robertfon Jofeph, manufacturer, Thorough-fair clofs, north fide Bell's-wynd
Robertfon James and Matthew, printers and bookfellers, eaft fide Saltmarket, No. 13
Robertfon Alexander, writer, 3d ftorey Paterfon's land, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Robertfon Bailie John, wright and houfe-builder, eaft fide Stockwell
Robertfon and Monteith, manufacturers, Anderfton
Robertfon Peter, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 67
Robertfon John, haberdafher, Trongate, No. 108
Robertfon Andrew, dealer in ftone-ware, Trongate, No. 27
Robb William, callico and linen-printer, ware-room 1ft clofs north fide Gallowgate
Rowand John, clerk to Meffrs. Ritchies, Queen's-ftreet
Rodger William, comb-maker, eaft fide Saltmarket
Rodger John, at Mrs. Bogle's calender, Bell's-wynd
Ronald Bazil, glover, fouth fide Trongate, fhop No. 48
Rofs Jofeph and Co. linen-drapers, Spreul's land, north fide Trongate, No.72
Robb David, officer to the barbers, north fide Gallowg.


Ruffell David, merchant, eaft fide Queen's-ftreet
Rutherford George, merchant and manufacturer, wareroom Wallace's clofs, fouth fide of Bell's wynd
Ruthven John, clerk to the Stockwell fugar-houfe


Scott Jofhua, mercht.weft fide Queen's-ftreet No. 1.
Scott Robert, merchant, weft fide Miller-ftreet
Scott Robert, jun. rum merchant, cellar Ofwald's clofs, Stockwell
Scott William, merchant, Argyle-ftreet
Scott William, accomptant to the Royal Bank, Glafgow
Scott James, wholefale dealer in Irifh linen, Charlotte-ftreet
Scott Allan, timber merchant, wood-yard Clyde-ftreet, lodgings head Jamaica-ftreet
Scott James, white iron fmith, weft fide Saltmarket, near Prince's-ftreet, No. 80
Scott James, fmith and ftocking frame maker, Town-Head
Scott John, baker, north fide Gallowgate, facing Bell's land, No. 17
Scott William, tobacconift, eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs
Scott John, coach-maker, Gallowgate, in Parlan's land
Scott James, grocer, eaft fide Saltmarket, near the head, No. 2
Scott James, and Co. muflin manufacturer, eaft fide High-ftreet
Scott Alex. and James, and Co. Ingram's clofs, manufacturers and linen printers
Scott David, cabinet-maker and joiner, wareroom Bell's wynd
Scott John, spirit dealer, High-ftreet, No. 117
Scott William, collector, to the weavers
Scott James, porter to the merchant bank, Maxwell-ftreet
Scott John, officer to the cordwainers, Barclay's land New-wynd


Semple John, manufacturer and bleacher, at Finniefton
Seth Walter, fhoemaker, M'Nair's land fouth fide Trongate
Semple Robert, boot and fhoe-maker, fhop Gallowgate, No. 8


Sharp James, manufacturer and cotton dealer, Gallowgate, No. 126
Sharp James, linen draper, Trongate, No. 107
Shaw William, thread manufacturer, eaft fide High-ftreet facing Bell's-wynd
Shaw William, one of the managers, Lindfay's wood yard Broomielaw
Shearer Gilbert, merchant, his houfe upon the fouth fide Gallowgate, entry by the wide clofs eaft fide Bridge
Shortridge William, merchant, 4 flat Shortridge's land, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Shevize Alexander, merchant and fugar baker, Candleriggs fugar-houfe
Sheddin Thomas, muflin and lawn manufacturer, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet
Sheddin John, merchant, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Shiels John, manager and clerk, at Barrowfield coalwork
Shiels John, writer, Borland's land, St. Andrew's entry, Gallowgate
Shearer John, fen. fkinner and tanner, Bridgegate
Shearer John, jun.
Shearer John, youngeft, fkinner, tanner, and collector to the fkinners, Bridgegate
Shugars John, collector to the flefhers


Sibbald Andrew, yarn merchant, High-ftreet, No. 192
Simpfon Rev. Archibald, at the late, Mr Innes houfe, by the Park-houfe
Simpfon Robert, furgeon, weft corner Prince's-ftreet
Simpfon William, faddler and bailie, north weft Church yard, head Old-wynd
Simpfon James, boot and fhoemaker, Trongate, No. 115


Slofs William tallow-chandler, fhop north fide Prince's-ftreet


Smart's William, tavern and hotel, back of the Exchange, Trongate, No. 126
Smart's William coffee-room, Exchange, Trongate, No. 129
Smith Archibald, merchant, weft fide Dunlop-ftreet
Smith William and David, lace, fringe and rope manufacturers, Head Green
Smith William, tobacco and cotton twift merchant, wareroom Lees clofs, north fide Trongate
Smith James, callico printer and manufacturer, Jeffry's land fouth fide Trongate
Smith John, watch-maker, fouth fide Trongate, oppofite Hutchefon's Hofpital
Smith Robert, fen. and Archibald Smith in Co. cabinet-makers and houfe-wrights, weft fied Candleriggs
Smith Robert, jun. architect, cabinet-maker and houfe-wright, wareroom Candleriggs
Smillie Richard, collector of the ftatute money, and auctioneer, Trongate, facing Spreul's land
Smith John, junr. bookfeller and circulating library, Trongate, No. 111
Smith James, tobacconift, Gallowgate, No. 117
Smith Robert, woollen and line draper, Gallowgate, No. 153
Smith Walter, tobacconift, High-ftreet, No. 40
Smith William, turner, High-ftreet, No. 152
Smith William, printer, weft fide Saltmarket
Smith James, baker, Saltmarket, No. 29


Sommervell James, of Hamilton Farm, Efq. merchant weft fide Miller-ftreet
Sommervell William, manufacturer, High-ftreet 1ft flat above No. 21
Sommervell James, inn-keeper, near the Gallowgate bridge, No. 119
Sommervell George, wright and fpirit dealer, at the fign of the Peacock, fouth fide Gallowgate
Sommervell J. and F. woollen and linen drapers, Gallowgate, No. 150
Sorley and Caution, dealers in hard-ware, Saltmarket, No. 3


Speirs Archibald, Efq; of Elderflie, at the Inch near Renfrew
Speirs Peter, Efq; of Kilcreigh
Spreull James, merchant, 1ft flat Shortridge's land, Argyle-ftreet
Spreull James, fhoemaker and leather-cutter
Spence James, ftationer, Trongate, No. 40


Stevenfon Alexander, phyfician, eaft fide Virginia-ftreet
Stirling Walter, merchant, weft fide Miller-ftreet
Stirling Andrew, Efq; of Drumpeller
Stirling John, merchant, Trongate, facing Stockwell
Stirling James, merchant, upon the weft fide High-ftreet
Starks Andrew and Thomas, yarn merchants, fhop High-ftreet, No. 40
Steven Mofes, wholefale linen merchant, wareroom Buchanan's clofs. north fide Trongate
Stevenfon David, baker, Caftlepen's land, High-ftreet, No. 161
Stenhoufe, M'Brayne, and Co. callico printers, Currie's land 1ft flat eaft fide High-ftreet
Steel Wm. woollen & linen draper, Trongate, No. 12
Steel Thomas, merchant, in Co. with Dalgliefh and Hutchifon, callico printers, wareroom High-ftreet
Steel William, baker, and collector to the Trades Houfe, eaft fide High-ftreet near the Crofs, No. 188
Steven John, faddler, fouth fide Gallowgate, next to the Cumberland factory
Stewart William, gardener, next door to the Chapel of Eafe kirk foot Grammar-fchool Wynd
Stewart James, watch-maker, 1ft flat above No. 30, next to the furgeons Hall, fouth fide Trongate
Stewart Robert, accomptant to the Royal Bank
Stewart and Lenox, woollen and linen drapers, Trongate, No. 21
Stewart Walter, foap and candle-maker, weft fide High-ftreet, No. 36
Stewart Robert, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 72
John Stewart, dealer in broad cloths, Trongate, No. 17
Stevenfon Mrs. dealer in fundry vegetables, and fpirit dealer High-ftreet, No. 37
Stevenfon Robert, brufh manufacturer, Ingram's clofs, Gallowgate
Strathern Alexander, vintner, Laigh Kirk Clofs
Struthers John, maltman and brewer, fouth fide Gallowgate
Struthers William, accomptant to the Thiftle Bank
Struthers William, grocer, Stockwell
Sturrock John, beef ftake-houfe and poultry fhop, weft fide Laigh Kirk Clofs, Prince's-ftreet


Swanfton John, grocer, Trongate, No. 85
Sword John, fpirit dealer and manufacturer, St. Andrew's entry Gallowgate
Sword James, hard ware merchant, fhop Ingram's land, north fide Gallowgate, No. 15
Sweet Thomas, manufacturer, ware room north fide Bell's wynd


Sym Andrew, fen. merchant, Gallowgate
Sym John, merchant, Gallowgate
Sym James, do. Bell's-wynd
Sym Andrew, jun.


Tait William, fen. merchant
Tait William, jun. manufacturer of gauze, muflins, &c. wareroom weft fide Candleriggs
Tait Peter, printer and bookfeller, eaft fide Saltmarket, No. 11 
Tait Mrs.  inn-keeper, Pavement Clofs, upon the fouth fide near to the head Gallowgate
Tait Mrs. hook-maker, eaft fide Saltmarket, oppofite Prince's-ftreet
Taffie John, fen. dealer in Scots manufactures, fhop fouth fide Gallowgate, No. 143
Taffie William, glover and breeches-maker, Bridgegate


Telfer William, boot and fhoemaker, fhop fouth fide Trongate, No. 52
Telfer William, mafon, Havannah-ftreet
Tennents, John and Robert, maltmen and brewers, Drygate foot


Thomfon Andrew, fen. merchant, weft fide Queen's ftreet
Thomfon George, merchant, upon the weft of Argyle-ftreet
Thomfon John, merchant, Ingram-ftreet Ramfhorn Ground
Thomfon Andrew, jun. at his father's in Queen-ftreet
Thomfon John, faddler, eaft fide Saltmarket, a little below the well
Thomfon, Robert and Andrew, grocers, fouth fide Trongate, No. 42
Thomfon, Robert, manufacturer, wareroom Buchanan's Clofs, north fide
Trongate, near the Crofs
Thomfon Adam, manufacturer, in Anderfton
Thomfon Mrs. copper and white iron fmith, eaft fide High-ftreet, No. 62


Tilloch Geo. tobacconift, weft fide High-ftreet facing the Well
Tinning Francis, tobacconift, fhop weft fide Saltmarket


Todd David, 3d flat Reid's new land, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet
Todd, Shortridge, and Co. linen-printers, wareroom eaft fide High-ftreet, near the Crofs
Todd Cor. jun. yarn fhop eaft fide High-ftreet, No. 191
Toward James, writer, Caftlepen's new clofs, High-ftreet
Tomlin Andrew, collector to the dyers
Tobacco office, Trongate, No. 97


Trotter John, Irifh linen merchant, head of the Green


Turner John, fpirit-dealer, cellar in Lee's clofs, north fide Trongate
Turner Archibald, iron-monger, Saltmarket, No. 4


Ure John, merchant, wide clofs eaft from the Gallowgate bridge
Ure Andrew, yarn-merchant, High-ftreet, fhop No. 181
Ure William, cooper, eaft fide Stockwell
Ure John, baker and fpirit-dealer, foot of do.
Ure Mathew, clerk at Mr. Ofwald's, Virginia-ftreet


Vance John, fhoe-maker and leather-cutter, Prince's-ftreet


Wallace John, Efq. Bailie Crauford's houfe, head of Queen's-ftreet
Wallace Robert, furgeon, corner land weft end Prince's-ftreet, entry by King's-ftreet
Wallace Archibald, merchant, to be found at Mr. Gilbert Hamilton's counting-room, Queen's-ftreet
Warrand Alexander, fen. yarn-merchant, Gibfon's land, Saltmarket 
Warrand Alexander, merchant, counting - room in Leitch's clofs, next to No. 54, Trongate
Warrick James, manager of the large brewery, Anderfton
Wardlaw William, merchant, eaft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Wardrope James, Efq. of Spring-bank, 2d flat 1ft clofs north fide Gallowgate
Wardrope John, merchant, eaft fide Adams' court, Argyle-ftreet
Wardrope Henry, accomptant-depute to the Ship Bank, Wardrop's land, Queen's-ftreet
Waddel Robert, cabinet-maker and houfe-wright, weft fide Saltmarket, near the foot
Waterfon John, wholefale-dealer in leather, cellar north fide Trongate, facing the Old-wynd
Watfon Arthur and Co. callico and linen-printers, weft fide High-ftreet
Watfon Wm. rum-merchant, cellar fouth fide Prince's-ftreet, near the Saltmarket
Watfon William, manufacturer, Havannah-ftreet
Walker Charles, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 25
Waddell Robert, confectioner, Trongate, No. 114
Waddell John, fhoe-maker, Gallowgate, No. 54
Waddell William, tobacconift, Gallowgate, No. 113
Watfon Gabriel, mafter of the Edinburgh waggons, Gallowgate, No. 120
Watfon William, where the Newcaftle waggon puts up, Gallowgate, No. 33
Warnock Andrew, baker, St. Enoch's wynd
Webfter Thomas and Co.'s tea and fugar warehoufe, eaft fide King's-ftreet


Whyte William, furgeon, weft fide High-ftreet, 3d clofs below Bell's-wynd
Whytelaw Thomas, merchant, weft fide Charlotte-ftreet
Whytelaw William, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 108
Whytelaw John, perfumer and hair-dreffer, Trongate, No. 36
Whytelaw Peter, clerk to the large brewery at Anderftoun
Whyte Robert and Son, dealers in Scots manufactures, High-ftreet, fhop No. 195
Whyte William, thread manufacturer, Blackfriars-wynd


Wilfone John, and Co. ironmongers, north fide Trongate, No. 73
Wilfone Charles, furgeon, weft fide Stockwell, near the head
Wilfon Andrew, type-founder, College
Wilfon James, gardener, Cowcaddens
Wilfon John, feed-merchant, Trongate, No. 65
Wilfon Tho. cabinet-maker & joiner, Charlotte-ftreet
Wilfon John, baker, High-ftreet, No. 199
Wilfon John, wire-worker, Donald's back land, north fide Trongate
Wilfon William, hair-dreffer, weft fide Stockwell
Wilfon A. grocer, Trongate, No. 44
Williamfon Gavin, boot and fhoe-maker, High-ftreet, No. 82
Wingate Thomas, dealer in foap and candle, &c. High-ftreet, No. 148
Wilfon John, officer to the coopers, foot of Stockwell


Wotherfpoon Andrew, grocer, Gallowgate, No. 51


Wright Peter, phyfician, 2d flat corner land joining Virginia-ftreet
Wright Archibald, druggift, Trongate, No. 46
Wright Robert, dealer in hardware, Saltmarket, No. 103
Wright James, 104
Wright John, taylor, Trongate
Wright John, grocer & fpirit-dealer, fouth fide Argyle-ftreet


Wylie Broadie, treafurer of the Glafgow Arms Bank, houfe in the country
Wylie Elizabeth, dealer in Scots manufactures and yarn, Gallowgate, No. 22


Young David, linen-draper & filk-mercer, fhop Trongate, No. 55
Young John, cooper, fhop eaft fide Candleriggs, near the head
Young Archibald, furgeon, Trongate, fhop No. 75
Young James, merchant at Scarlet-hall
Young Andrew, grocer, High-ftreet, No. 164
Young William, mafon, north fide Bridgegate
Young Thomas, Greenock carrier, Bell's wynd
Young James, officer to the fkinners


Alfton, Herbertfon and Co. manufacturers, wareroom Trongate above No. 8
Allan, Coats and Co. yarn merchants, warehoufe High-ftreet, No. 58
Allans and Gow, hofiers, warehoufe 2d flat above No. 116, Trongate
Anderfon and Boyd, manufacturers, wareroom High-ftreet above No. 179
Angus James and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe Trongate, No. 38
Arthur, Neil, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe High-ftreet, above No. 107
Auftin and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe north fide Bell's-wynd


Bannatyne Dugald & Co. manufacturers, Trongate and Ingram's-ftreet
Barr and Ronald's glove fhop, Trongate, No. 48
Barber Robert and Co. north fugar houfe, Bell's-wynd
Black John and Co. linen-printers, wareroom Trongate, above No. 17
Bogle Michael, Scott and Co. timber merchant, counting room Clyde-ftreet, in the Wood yard
Bogle William, and John Hamilton, wine and rum merchants, cellars and counting room Leitch's clofs, fouth fide Trongate
Bourdon Peter and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe head of the Grammar-fchool wynd
Brown George & Co. merchants, counting-room High-ftreet, above No. 10
Brown, Carrick, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe north fide Bell's wynd
Brown, M'Alpine, and Co. linen and callico printers, Thorough-fare clofs, Bell's wynd
Brown Alex. and Co. merchants, counting-room Reid's land, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Brown and Gardner, pocket-book makers, warehoufe 3d flat fouth fide
Prince's-ftr. facing Laigh Kirk clofs
Buchanans J.W.&J. Englifh merchants and dealers in cotton twift, wareroom Ofwald's clofs, eaft fide Stockwell
Buchanan and Leckie in Co. hofiers, Trongate, fhop No. 34


Campbell, Dale, and Co. incle-manufacturers, warehoufe Ingram-ftreet, Ramfhorn ground
Campbell John, fen. and Co. merchants, counting-room Reid's land, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Campbell and Ingram, infurance-brokers, back of the Exchange
Chriftie, Smith, and Co. tobacco-merchants and cottontwift dealers, warehoufe and counting-room in Lee's clofs, north fide Trongate
Coats William & Archibald and Co. hardware merchants, warehoufe 1ft flat 1ft clofs north fide Gallowgate
Coats Arch. & Jo. wholefale dealers in linen, warehoufe do.
Coats, Lockhart, and Co. muflin manufacturers, warehoufe Trades land, head of the Gallowgate
Colquhoun and Ritchie in Co. merchants, counting-houfe and the Great Canal office at the back of Mr. Colhoun's houfe, north fide Argyle-ftreet
Colvill Thomas and Co. fpirit-dealers, Gallowgate, fhop No. 30
Coopers W. & A. and Co. wholefale merchants, warehoufe High-ftreet, No. 5
Corbett, Ruffel, and Co. merchants, counting-room eaft fide King's-ftreet
Craig William and Son, timber-merchants, counting-room in the wood-yeard, Clyde-ftreet
Craig John and Co. architect to the Prince of Wales, Clyde-ftreet
Crofs, Rutherford, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe Wallace's-clofs, upon the fouth fide Bell's wynd
Crum Alex. and James and Co. manufacturers and linen-printers, Gallowgate, fhop No. 12


Dale's David cotton-twift warehoufe High-ftreet, above No. 31
Dale, M'Intofh, and Co. dyers of Turkey red
Dalglifh, Hutchefon, Steel & Co. linen-printers, warehoufe High-ftreet, above No. 31
Dinnwiddie Laurence & Co. merchants, counting-room north fide Trongate
Dunlop Colin and Sons, merchants, counting-room back of Leitch's land,
Dunlop John and Co. merchants
Dunlop and Wilfon, ftationers and bookfellers, 1ft fhop eaft of the
Candleriggs, north fide Trongate, No. 98
Dunmore Robert and Co. counting-houfe weft fide Miller's-ftreet
Dunning and Stewart, tobacconifts, wareroom M'Nair's clofs, Gallowgate
Duquids John and William and Co. King's-ftreet fugar-houfe


Findlay, Hopkirk, and Co. merchants, counting-houfe eaft fide
Fleeming David and Co. ironmongers, Trongate, fhop No. 100
Forrefter and Reid in Co. dealers in hard-ware, warehoufe Trongate, No. 4
Freeland John and Co. yarn-merchants, warehoufe High-ftreet, No. 45
Fultons, Findlay, Ure and Co. callico and linen-printers, warehoufe
High-ftreet, above No. 20


Glafgow Tanwork Company, counting-houfe 1ft clofs eaft fide Gallowgate
Glafgow Glafswork Company, manufacturers of all forts of flint glafs,
plain, cut and engraved, at their warehoufe Booomielaw
Glen, Scott, and Co. cabinet-makers and joiners, warehoufe north fide
Bell's wynd
Graham, Milne and Co. wholefale dealers in victual, counting-houfe 1ft
clofs eaft fide Queen's-ftreet
Graham and Wardrope in Co. copper and white-iron-fmiths, King-ftreet, fhop
No. 8
Grant, Pellance, and Co. carpet - manufacturers, warehoufe foot
Guthrie, Miller, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe Blackfriars wynd


Hamilton Gilbert and John Bogle, infurance-brokers and broad cloth
merchants, fhop at the Exchange, No. 128
Hamilton Gilbert and Co. delf-field warehoufe, below the Broomielaw
Hamilton, Hopkirk, and Co. dealers in foap, candle, &c. wholefale and
retail, at their fhop Trongate, No. 56
Hamilton, Brock, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe Blackfriars wynd
Hardie, Millar, and Co. wholefale Irifh linen merchants, warehoufe
Wallace's clofs, fouth fide Bell's-wynd
Henderfon, Gordon, Riddel, and Co. merchants, counting-houfe back of Mr
Glafsford's lodging, facing the Stockwell
Henderfon, Semple, and Co. callico and linen-printers, warehoufe
High-ftreet, above No. 14
Hill, Cumming, and Co. linen-printers, warehoufe Macnair's land, Trongate,
by No. 31
Hogg, Copland, Sweet and Co. wareroom corner houfe north-fide Bell's wynd,
2d flat above No. 22
Hopkirk James and Co. merchants, counting-houfe, back of Mr M'Caul's
lodgings, corner of Queen's-ftreet
Houfton Alexander and Co. merchants, counting-houfe, fouth fide
Houfton, M'Dowal, and Co. counting-houfe, do.
Hozier William and Co. manufacturers, 2d flat Trades land, head of the


Inglis, Smith, and Co. manufacturers and callico printers, warehoufe
Trongate, above No. 51
Irvine William and Co. tobacconifts, ware-houfe Saltmarket, above No. 22


Jack, Ingram, and Co. broad cloth merchants, fhop Exchange, No. 127
Jack, and Dunlop's infurance office, Exchange, No. 127
Jack, Andrew and Co. furnifhing fhop, Trong. No. 25
Jack Andrew and Co. fun-fire office, Trongate, No. 25
Johnfton, Bannatyne, and co. ftocking manufacturers, wareroom Trongate and


Kinniburg, Blair, and Co. manufacturers, warehoufe, High-ftreet, above No.
Kalley Robert and Co. tea dealers, warehoufe, head Gallowgate, Pavement


Laurie David jun. corn-factor, weft fide Miller-ftreet, back of No. 1ft and
Leitch, and Smith, merchants, counting-houfe back of Mr M'Kay's, weft fide
Lightbody, Purdon, and Co. callico and linen printers, warehoufe, 1ft
clofs, fouth fide Bell's-wynd
Lothian, Wardrope, and Co. filk manufacturers and merchants, warehoufe,
firft clofs below the well, High-ftreet
Loudon, Craigie, and Co. merchants, counting-houfe 1ft clofs 1ft flat, weft
fide High-ftreet

Mann William and Co. upholfterers, wareroom, Trongate, above No. 19
Marfhall, M'Dowall, and Co. wine and rum merchants, counting-houfe and
cellars back of No. 3. weft fide Queen's-ftreet
Merchant Bank, and Co. head of Maxwell-ftreet
Millar and Shirra, merchants, Gallowgate, No. 11
Monteith, Findlay, and Co. manufacturers, wareroom, 2d flat 1ft clofs,
fouth fide Bell's-wynd
Morris Hugh and Son, manufacturers, Todd's land, weft fide High-ftreet
Murdoch, Robertfon, and Co. Glafgow Arms-Bank, eaft fide Miller-ftreet
Murdoch, Warroch, and Co. large brewery, at Anderfton


M'Alpine, Graham, and Downie, in Co. dryfalters and tallow chandlers, fhop
Trongate, No. 99
M'Brayne, Stenhoufe, and Co. linen printers, warehoufe, 1ft flat Currie's
land, High-ftr. above No. 191
M'Caul Alexander and Co. broad cloth merchant, warehoufe, 1ft flat 1ft
clofs weft of the Exchange, Trongate
M'Come, Crauford, and Co. woollen manufacturers, wareroom, Trongate, above
No. 39
M'Credie, and Millar, marble-cutters, work weft fide Miller-ftreet
M'Gilvra Malcolm and Co. woollen and linen drapers, fhop High-ftreet, No.
M'Ilwham's, James and John, manufacturers, wareroom 2d flat 1ft clofs, weft
fide High-ftreet
M'Intofh, and Co. boot and fhoe manufacturers, warehoufe, Leitche's clofs,
fouth fide Trongate
M'Intofh, George and Co. cudbear-work, warehoufe, by the Craig's Parks
M'Kay, Robert and Co. merchants, counting-room, back of the houfe, weft
fide Dunlop-ftreet
M'Kenzie's, James and Matthew, and Co. woollen and linen drapers, fhop
Trongate, No. 70
M'Kenzie, and Taffies, glove fhop, Trongate, No. 71
M'Lean, M'Kay, and Co. merchants, counting-room, back of the houfe, weft
fide Dunlop-ftreet


Neilfon, and Hunter, in Paifley, manufacturers, wareroom High-ftreet,
Donaldfon's clofs


Paton, Allan, and Co. tea dealers, wareroom, Trongate above No. 24
Pollock William and Son, wig-makers and hair-dreffers, Trongate, above No.
Perftons Matthew and John, manufacturers, wareroom head Saltmarket, above
No. 105
Provand George, merchant, High-ftreet above No. 195
Provan George and Co. dryfalter, High-ftreet, fhop No. 11
Provand James and Co. linen printer, warehoufe High-ftreet above No. 196
Provand John, woollen & linen-draper, High-ftr. No. 197


Rankins, Dale, and Co. manufacturers, wareroom fouth fide Trongate, by No.
Reid and Moore, upholfterers, wareroom Trongate, above No. 16
John Reid & Son in Co. manufacturers, High-ftr. No. 74
John Riddel and Co. merchants, counting-room back of Mr Riddel's houfe,
weft fide Queen's-ftreet
Robb David and Co. callico and linen-printers, wareroom 1ft clofs north
fide head of the Gallowgate
Robertfon, Newbigging, and Co. manufacturers, wareroom above No. 183,
Robertfon and Monteith, manufacturers in Anderfton
Rofs Jofeph and Co. wholefale and retail linen-drapers and haberdafhers,
fhop Trongate, No. 72

Scott, Murray, and Co. merchants, counting-room in Mr Robert Dunmore's,
weft fide Miller-ftreet
Scott and Murray in Co. merchants, counting-room do.
Scots Alexander and James, linen-printers, wareroom Ingram's clofs, head of
the Gallowgate
Scot James and Co. manufacturers, wareroom facing Bell's wynd
Sheddin Thomas, manufacturer, wareroom above No. 185, eaft fide High-ftreet
Sheddins Thomas and Robert, manufacturers, wareroom Currie's clofs,
Shearer Gilbert and Co. woollen and linen-drapers, fhop Trongate No. 19
Slofs William and Co. foap and candle-makers, north fide Princes-ftreet
Smith, Hutchefon, & Co. wholefale linen-dealers, wareroom Buchanan's clofs,
Sommerville, Gordon, and Co. merchants, counting-room 3d flat Trades land
Spreul, M'Caul, and Co. manufacturers, wareroom 1ft flat above No. 26.
Stirling William and Sons, callico and linen-printers, wareroom weft fide
Stirling, Bell, and Co. merchants, counting-room Trongate, above No. 17
Steven John and Co. yarn-merchants, warehoufe High-ftreet, No. 179
Steven and Shiels, tobacconifts, workhoufe weft fide Saltmarket
Stewart and Monteith, manufacturers, warehoufe 3d flat Trongate, above No.


Tait William, jun. and Co. muflin and gauze manufacturers, wareroom
Candleriggs, facing Bell's wynd
Tennants, John and Robert, maltmen and brewers, foot of the Drygate
Todd, Shortridge, and Co. linen-printers, wareroom 1ft flat above No. 194,


Ure and Zuill, woollen and linen-drapers, fhop High-ftreet, No. 4


Walker and Wills, boot and fhoe-makers, Long-ftairs, head of the Gallowgate
Watfon, Arthur, and Co. High-ftreet, above No. 9
Wilfon and Hunter, muflin-manufacturers, wareroom Saltmarket, above No. 15


Young, Auchinclofs, Lang and Co. manufacturers, wareroom fouth fide head of

Richard Marfhall, "beyond Madeira court," read Madeira court, beyond
Dele Ben. Patifon, plummer.
Charles Rankin, near head of Stockwell, read Charles Rankin painter, near
head of Stockwell
Jofhua Scott merchant, read Jofeph Scott.

Reprint of Jone's Directory; or, Useful Pocket Companion For the Year 1787.
With An Introduction, and Notes of Old Glasgow Celebrities, by The
"Rambling Reporter."
Glasgow: William Love, 226 Argyle Street, Printed by R. Anderson, 22 Ann
Street. 1887.

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First Glasgow Directory 1787 Introduction



Reprint of Jone's Directory; or, Useful Pocket Companion For the Year 1787.
With An Introduction, and Notes of Old Glasgow Celebrities, by The "Rambling
Glasgow: William Love, 226 Argyle Street, Printed by R. Anderson, 22 Ann
Street. 1887.

In introducing the little work of Nathaniel Jones, it may be advisable to
give the reader some idea of the condition and dimensions of our good city
at the date of its publication. It may be worth while to look back through
the previous history of Glasgow, in order to note the state of manners, and
the rate of progression in numbers, wealth, and civilization. While doing
so, I shall not attempt to penetrate the obscurity of the early ages, or to
inflict on the reader a true and particular account of St. Kentigern's
birth, parentage, and miracles. Neither shall I open up the dreary roll of
our Popish ecclesiastics, from Mungo to Archbishop Beaton, as that would be
entirely out of place in a new introduction to an old Directory. I shall
start with the Reformation, by stating that the number of inhabitants in the
city of Glasgow at that time did not exceec 4,500, according to several
authorities that need not be named. In those days the majority of the houses
were congregated about the bishop's palace and the upper portion of the High
Street; and the common people are described as living in a state of
ignorance, poverty, and semi-barbarism. In troublous times men went about
the streets constantly armed; and it was not by any means uncommon for
clergymen to appear in the pulpit fully equipped with deadly weapons, in the
shape of swords, daggers, and pistols. Intestine feuds were every-day
occurances; and wrongs were righted on the "good old rule," by blood-letting
and knocking each other on the head, in defiance of law or justice, except
the law of self-preservation and the wild justice of revenge. The
reformation of religion unquestionably led to a reformation of public
morals, to a certain extent; but, owing to the civil commotions which
followed that important era in our history, the progress of well-doing and
well-being was necessarily slow. the circulating medium was scant in the
pockets of the people, and the funds of the Corporation were also at a very
low ebb. At a meeting of Council held during the early part of 1609, Provost
John Inglis took the opportunity of informing his brethren at the Board that
the city was sorely pressed for a debt of a hundred pounds Scots, or 8
pounds 6s. 8d.; that the magistrates were in danger of "horning" for the
same; and as the Corporation had not the means, he had borrowed the amount
required from a well-to-do burgess named William Burn.

During the year 1652, and again in 1667, the city was devasted by great
fires, which reduced hundreds of houses to ashes in a few hours, and almost
ruined the half of the population. Towards the close of the seventeenth
century, and under the provostship of William Napier, merchant, we find the
magistrates granting an allowance to the jailer "for keeping warlocks and
witches imprisoned in the Tolbooth, by order of the Lords of Justiciary"--a
pretty clear proof that learned judges and local Dogberrys in those days
were still subject to old-fashioned prejudices or superstitions. At the time
of the Union a census was taken by order of Robert Rodger, the Provost, and
the population was found to be 12,766; while the style of living; as
described by Mr. Dugald Bannatyne, was "of a very moderate and frugal cast."
The dwelling-houses of the highest class, as a general rule, contained only
one public room, and even that was seldom used except for the entertainment
of company. At other times the family took their meals in a bed-room,
without ceremony, or sevants dancing about them in attendance. After
dinner--and perhaps a tumbler of rum-punch--the head of the house went back
regularly to his place of business, and generally finished up the evening by
a sederunt in some favourite tavern. The gradual increase of wealth,
however, by the opening up of the American trade, led to a change in the
habits of the better classes. Larger houses were built, fine furniture was
introduced, tea, card, and dancing parties became fashionable; but,
nevertheless, the ladies of those days did not think it beneath them to ply
the needle, to nurse their own children, to make their own markets, or to
superintend the cooking of their husbands' dinners. In 1715 the city was
much disturbed by the outbreak of the Rebellion; but the soreness on account
of the Union was almost worn off, and the citizens did not fail to show
their loyalty as well as their liberality. They raised a regiment of
volunteers about 600 strong, which they drilled and maintained at their own
cost; and the city was fortified by a deep and broad trench, as a measure of
precaution against the inroads of rebels.

Ten years after this, the splendid mansion of Mr. Campbell, M.P. for the
Glasgow District of Burghs, was attacked and sacked by a mob, in consequence
of that gentleman voting for the extension of the malt tax to Scotland. This
fine house was situated on the present site of Glassford Street; and while
the mob were busy tearing it to pieces, the Provost, John Stark, and his
brother magistrates, were enjoying themselves very comfortably in a
public-house. A detachment of soldiers arrived from Dumbarton Castle at
night; and next day, as the rioting still continued, they fired twice upon
the crowd, and the result was that nine persons were killed and seventeen
wounded. Intelligence of these troubles was sent to Edinburgh post-haste;
when General Wade immediately started for Glasgow, and took possession of
the city with a strong force of cavalry, infantry, and artillery. He was
accompanied by Duncan Forbes of Culloden, the Lord Advocate of the time;
and, after a searching investigation, nineteen persons were apprehended,
bound with ropes, and sent off to Edinburgh to await their trial. But even
this was not considered enough to assert or uphold the majesty of the law.
The whole batch of Glasgow magistrates, from Provost Stark to the
Deacon-Convener, were arrested, thrown into their own Tolbooth, and
afterwards sent to Edinburgh as prisoners of state. After a day's detention
in the capital, they were liberated on bail, and ultimately absolved from
the charges of negligence or incapacity; but the city had to pay the piper,
in name of damages, to the extent of 9,000 pounds. Shortly after this, Mr.
Campbell sold his city mansion; and with the price obtained, and the
compensation money, he purchased the entire island of Islay, which his
descendants have since permitted to slip through their fingers.

We now come to the year 1736, when old "John M'Ure, alias Campbell, Clerk of
the Registration of Seisins, and other Evidents for the District of
Glasgow," published his quaint history of the city. At this date the
population would not exceed 15,000 persons, living in ten streets and
seventeen lanes, and on an area of ground scarcely three quarters of a
square mile in extent. It was well provided with bridges, however, there
being twenty altogether, and of stone--twelve being within the liberties,
and eight without. Of these twelve, one was over the Clyde at the foot of
Stockwell Street, three over St. Enoch's Burn, and eight over the classic
Molendinar. M'Ure informs his readers, in glowing terms, that the city was
surrounded by corn-fields, kitchen and flower gardens, and beautiful
orchards, abounding in fruits of all kinds, "which, by reason of the open
and large streets, send furth a pleasant and odoriferous smell." In a final
burst of enthusiasm, the old historian says: "It is the most beautiful city
in the world for its bigness, and is acknowledged to be so by all foreigners
that comes thither." Among the principal buildings, after the Cathedral and
the College, mentioned by M'Ure, the most notable was the town's "great and
magnificent hospital," situated on the banks of the river a little to the
west of Stockwell Street, where the Fish Market is now situated. It is
described as superior to Christ's Church or the London Charter House; and
nothing "of that kind at Rome or Venice comes up to the magnificence of this
building." It was, in short, the admiration of all strangers, and without a
parallel in Europe. The Town-house or Tolbooth is also described as "a noble
and magnificent structure--sixty-six foot in length, and from the south to
the north twenty-four foot eight inches."

The reader may be a little surprised to hear that the Tolbooth was also a
public-house in the good old times, and that the jailer was in the daily
habit of leaning over his half-door, on the lookout for drouthy customers!
We have then a description of the "Bremmylaw harbour and cran," regarding
which the worthy Clerk says:--"There is not such a fresh-water harbour to be
seen in any place in Britain: it is strangely fenced with beams of oak,
fastened with iron batts within the wall thereof, that the great boards of
ice in time of thaw may not offend it; and it is so large that a regiment of
horse may be exercised thereupon." Several sugar-houses, tan-works, lands,
and lodgings are also described, including "the great and stately tenement
of land built by the deceast Walter Gibson, merchant, and late Provost of
Glasgow." This tenement occupied the north corner between Prince's Street
and the Saltmarket, and stood "upon eighteen stately pillars or arches,
adorn'd with the several orders of architecture." Walter Gibson was the son
of John Gibson of Overnewtown, and rather a remarkable man in his day. He
commenced business as a maltster--made some money--took to herring-fishing
and merchandising; and at length freighted a Dutch ship with 3,600 barrels
of herring, which he sent to France, "and got for each barrel of herring a
barrel of brandy and a crown." He was also the first merchant that brought
foreign iron to Glasgow, and stood first on the list of the great company
carrying on trade "with Virginia and the Carriby-islands." At the same
period, the number of shopkeepers in the city did not exceed 155, including
"Robert M'Nair and Jean Holmes in Company"--the worthy partners of said firm
being "sleeping partners" in another sense, or, in other words, man and
wife! From being small hucksters originally, Robin and Jean became extensive
merchants and sugar-boilers, and ultimately owned the largest amount of
house property in the city.

In 1745, when the rising in the Highlands took place under Prince Charles
Edward, the city of Glasgow raised two battalions of volunteers, each 600
strong, for the service of the Government. When the Pretender reached
Edinburgh in triumph, he made a demand upon the Glasgow magistrates for all
the arms in the city, and 15,000 pounds in hard cash; but, through the
exertions of Provost Cochrane, this sum was modified to 5,000 pounds, with
about 500 pounds worth of goods. After the romantic march into England, and
the disastrous retreat from Derby, Prince Charles, with the main body of his
army, made his appearance in the west of Scotland, and entered Glasgow on
Christmas-day. He took up his quarters in the house of Mr. Glassford--the
gutted mansion of Mr. Campbell--and remained in the city for ten days. His
Highland followers are described as bare-headed and bare-footed fellows,
with matted hair, grizzly beards, tanned skins, famished aspect, and
peculiarly savage and ferocious-looking in their rags. After exacting heavy
contributions in shirts, hose, short coats, shoes, blue bonnets, and
provender, the Prince took his departure; and it is said that the city would
have been sacked and burned to ashes by the Highlanders, had it not been for
the manly resistance of Lochiel. Up till 1760, the severity of the ancient
manners prevailed in full vigour: no lamps were lighted on the Sunday
evenings, innocent amusements were denounced, and people were actually
prevented from walking on the day of rest. In order to enforce this
regulation, the magistrates employed certain persons named "compurgators,"
whose duty was to perambulate the streets and public walks during divine
service every Sunday, and to take offenders into custody if they refused to
go home when ordered. A party of these men, on duty at the Green, thought
proper to apprehend Mr. Peter Blackburn--a prominent citizen, and ancestor
of Mr. Blackburn of Killearn; and the result was that Mr. Blackburn
prosecuted the magistrates before the Court of Session, and put an end to
the "compurgatory' system of Sabbath-keeping. This Mr. Blackburn was a
member of a famous "Hodge-Podge" Club, along with the father of Sir John
Moore, and other celebrities, and figured in the rhyme-register of the club
(written by Dr. Moore) in the following fashion:--

"Rough Peter's the next who is about to appear,
With his weather-beat phiz, and his heathery hair
His humor is blunt, and his sayings are snell--
An excellent heart in a villanous shell!"

The Dissenters of those days were equally bigoted in opinion and intolerant
in their behaviour, when they had the power. A mason named Hunter, who was a
member of the Antiburgher congregation of North Albion Street, was so far
left to himself, or to the wiles of Satan, as to build the Episcopalian
Chapel at the Green in the ordinary course of his business; and as the poor
man refused to express sincere contrition for his great sin, he was formally
excommunicated. It may easily be supposed, therefore, that "play-acting" in
those days would be regarded by the "unco guid" as an utter abomination; and
so in truth it really was. No theatre existed in the city; but strolling
companies of players occasionally exhibited their historic powers to the
lieges in Burrel's Hall, situated in the upper portion of the High Street.
In the course of 1752, however, a wooden booth was erected within the
precincts of the Castle yard, and attached to the ruined walls of the
Episcopal Palace; but this unpretending temple of Thespis was afterwards
attacked by an excited mob, and almost battered to pieces with stones. In
fact, people going to the play-house at this period had to be guarded home,
to protect them from popular violence, if we may trust the evidence of
tradition. In spite of this feeling, five gentlemen--viz., W. M'Dowall of
Garthland, W. Bogle of Hamilton Farm, John Baird of Craigton, Robert Bogle
of Shettleston, and James Dunlop of Garnkirk--agreed to erect a theatre at
their own expense; but not a single feu-owner within the city boundaries
would grant a site for such a purpose! The spirited projectors had therefore
to cross St. Enoch's Burn, and after considerable difficulty they obtained a
piece of ground in Alston Street; but the proprietor charged them a double
price for it, because it was intended for "the devil's temple!" In due time
the theatre was built, and was ready to be opened in the spring of 1764, and
the celebrated Mrs. Bellamy was announced for the occasion; but, previous to
the opening night, the theatre was wilfully set on fire, and the whole
scenery, with Mrs. Bellamy's wardrobe and jewels (valued at 900 pounds) were

About this time, and for a number of years afterwards, the "tobacco
aristocracy" were in the zenith of their fame. Not a few of these magnates
had made immense fortunes by the American trade, more particularly in
tobacco, which was imported in large quantities into Glasgow, and then
dispensed over the kingdom. They owned a considerable fleet of ships and
brigantines, about 200 tons burthen each, and something like the annexed
figure when in full sail. In the times preceding the American war of
independence, the "tobacco lords" were in the habit of "pacing the
plainstones" on the north side of the Trongate, clad in scarlet cloaks,
cocked hats, bushy wigs, knee breeches, and silk stockings. They were the
"cream of the causeway;" and no tradesman or shopkeeper dared to address
them off-hand, or encroach upon the promenade ground, without leave, under
pain of the highest displeasure. Red cloaks with hoods were also quite
common with the ladies of those days; while pattens and sedan chairs were
used for purposes of locomotion. Every now and then the public hangman might
be be seen whipping criminals through the streets at the cart's tail; while
the pillory and the scaffold were very frequently in use.

When Nathaniel Jones published his first Directory, in 1787, the city was
still within very narrow limits, and the population could not have exceeded
50,000, being little more than a tithe of its present number. The sites of
Laurieston, Hutchesontown, Tradeston, and Bridgeton, were corn-fields or
kitchen gardens; hares and partridges were occasionally shot on Blythswood
Holm and Garnet Hill; the site of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Station
supported a thriving plantation and a rookery; and children waded safely
across the Clyde where the harbour now is, and where great iron ships and
steamers of more than 2,000 tons burthen are now riding safely at anchor. In
the business parts of the city, shops were lavishly decorated with all sorts
of sign-boards, and gilded articles representing the wares to be had within.
Golden fleeces, and fish, and boots, and breeches dangled in middle air; and
sometimes the lettering of the signs was a treat to the curious. In the
Gallowgate, for example, there was stuck up the following intimation:
"Messages run down this close at 2d. a mile!" A little further on might be
seen: "New laid eggs every morning, by me, Janet Stobie!" Over an
eating-house in a sunk flat, hungry passengers were invited to

"Stop and read, to prevent mistakes,
Joseph Howel's beefstakes.
Good meat and drink makes men to grow,
And you will find them here below."

Among the inns or hotels of the period were the "Saracen's Head,"
Gallowgate; the "King's Arms," Trongate; the "Bull Inn," Argyle Street; the
"Crown Inn," Gallowgate; and the "Leaping Horse," on the south side of the
Trongate. The "Saracen's Head," in particular, was a favourite place of
resort for travellers and citizens of distinction. It was patronized by the
Lords of Justiciary on circuit, and by the nobility of several counties,
including the sporting Duke of Hamilton. It was in this famous hostelry that
Dr. Samuel Johnson took up his quarters after his tour through the Hebrides;
and on his arrival, after seating himself in front of the fire; he put a leg
on each side of the grate, and with a mock solemnity said: "Here am I, an
Englishman, sitting by a coal fire!" Coaches, flies, diligences, stages, and
caravans started from the different hotels for London, Edinburgh, Stirling,
Paisley, Greenock, and other towns, at various hours, and made the passages
with commendable regularity, considering the state of the roads. The
Greenock "Fly" (a woodcut of which is here given) took five hours in
going--I can scarcely call it running--from Glasgow to Greenock; while the
Dumbarton coach made its passage in about four hours.

Among the favourite "houffs" of the fuddling fraternity may be mentioned
"Lucky Black's" tavern, the "Three Tuns," the "Black Boy," and the "Boot,"
which is simply a corruption of "Bute," as the tavern was originally called.
Mrs. Black's tavern was situated down a long narrow close at the head of the
Gallowgate, and was a thatched house of two stories. She drove a "roaring
trade," especially in the winter evenings, and was famous over the city for
sheep's heads, black puddings, and "a skirl in the pan." The "Black Boy" was
also kept by a buxom widow, who ultimately doffed her weeds, and became the
landlady of the "Buck's Head," where an "ordinary" was kept daily, at the
moderate charge of eightpence per head. the landlord of the "Three Tuns" was
"honest John Greig," a character in his way; and the same may be said of
John Neilson, the Boniface of the "Boot."

In looking over the tiny Directory of Mr. Jones, many names will be found
just as familiar in the mouths of the citizens now as they were eighty years
ago. It will be seen, at the same time, that immense changes have taken
place during that period. The "merchant princes" have deserted their
domiciles in the business parts of the city, and have moved towards the
west, or into the country altogether. The population has increased nearly
tenfold; the city itself has invaded the country in all directions, and by
thousands of acres at a stretch. But notwithstanding the increase of
population, the multiplication of public works, and the pollution of the
river, the rate of mortality has continued to decline. In 1787, the number
of deaths within the city boundaries amounted to 1,759, or one in every 28
of the population; whereas, in 1866, the proportion was exactly one in every
34. In those days small-pox was one of the most deadly scourges that
afflicted humanity; and accordingly we find that out of 1,759 deaths, during
the year above named, 383 resulted from small-pox alone, or nearly a fourth
part of the aggregate mortality. In 1866, out of 12,826 deaths, not more
than 101 were the effect of small-pox, or one in every 127. The general
result shows, that in 1787 one person out of every 130 died from this
terrible disease; while in 1866 the proportion of deaths had declined to one
in every 4,336. Eighty years ago the General Post-Office was in a small shop
in Gibson's Wynd, or Prince's Street, and the business was conducted by one
master, two clerks, and two letter-carriers; while the number of the latter
at the present time is at least forty times more. The Custom House was
managed by two men, and the Tolbooth by the same number; and, to crown all,
the street Directory has swelled from 84 pages to 850, and has increased in
weight from a little over one ounce to nearly two pounds and a quarter! It
would be quite superfluous to go more particularly into the contents of
"Jone's Directory," as it is now before the reader, and he may prefer to
make his own comparisons. It may not be out of place, at the same time, to
add a few notes regarding some of the names to be found in the pages of
Jones, and to mention the simple fact that my information has been chiefly
drawn from the works on Glasgow written by M'Ure, Cleland, Reid (Senex),
Pagan, and Dr. Strang.

Was a native of Stewarton, and commenced business on his own account as a
hawker or pedlar. Then he opened a shop in the High Street of Glasgow, at
the yearly rent of 5 pounds; the half of which he sublet to a watchmaker for
fifty shillings! In these small premises he contrived to carry on a
profitable and yearly increasing business in French yarns particularly,
until he was appointed agent for the Royal Bank of Scotland, when the
watchmakers half of the High Street shop was converted into a bank office.
Sometime after this, Mr. Dale erected the cotton mills at Lanark, went into
turkey-red dyeing, weaving, and other enterprises; in all of which he was
remarkably successful. From less to more he realized a handsome
fortune--became a preacher of the gospel in the "Candle Kirk," father-in-law
of Robert Owen, and a Glasgow magistrate. He lived respected by all who knew
him, and died universally lamented as an able merchant, a just magistrate,
and one of the most benevolent of men.

Was the son of a Perthshire minister, and became pastor of the Wynd Church
in 1770. He was blamed for taking a share in the antipopish agitation of
those days, which resulted in the destruction of a Catholic chapel and a
considerable amount of property. He was a tall, dark complexioned man, with
a commanding appearance and an enormous wig, and he made himself somewhat
unpopular among the poorer classes, by looking strictly after parties
claiming relief at the Town's Hospital. At length the worthy doctor got the
cognomen of "Buff the Beggars," and the common cry in the street was
"Porteous and the deil Buff the beggars weel!" During the excitement of the
French Revolution, Dr. Porteous preached a sermon before the Glasgow
volunteers, in which he compared the orgies of the revolutionists to scenes
in the bottomless pit, "when Satan gave the signal, and all hell rose in a
mass!" He was the first minister of St. George's Church, and got for a
second wife the aunt of General Sir John Moore.

Was Town Clerk of Glasgow from 1781 till 1803, and for several years
Captain-Commandant of the Light Horse Troop of Volunteers. When a very young
man, Mr. Orr fell in love with a beautiful young lady, the intimate
accquaintance of his sister, and a very ardent correspondence was the
immediate result--the lover concluding one of his epistles by signing
himself "Your affectionate husband, John Orr." Years passed on, and Mr. Orr
ceased to talk marriage. An action in the Court of Session was raised
against him; and, after a protracted litigation, the lady was declared his
lawful wife. He steadily refused to live with her, however, or to
acknowledge her as his wife. She entered the Court of Session once more,
obtained a divorce, and got married a second time; while Mr. Orr remained
single through life and died in 1803, in the fifty-ninth year of his age.

A gallant old soldier, who had seen a good deal of service in foreign parts,
and who was much given to fighting his battles over again. It was his daily
habit to promenade the "plainstones" opposite his own house in the Trongate,
clad in a suit of snuff-coloured brown, his long, spare limbs incased in the
blue stripped stockings, knee breeches, shoes and buckles. He sported a long
queue, a gold-headed cane, cambric ruffles, powdered hair and a cocked hat,
which he always took off with French politeness when saluting a friend. He
was commonly called "the Beau," and was esteemed by all who knew him as " a
prince of worthy fellows, and a pretty man also." He lived with two maiden
sisters, was a regular member of the Coffeeroom, and dearly loved a bowl of
good punch, seasoned with limes from his own estate in Trinidad. At last he
sickened and died; and John Wilson in the Noctes sang of him thus:--"Oh! we
ne'er shall see the like of Captain Paton no mo!"

(Or "Bob Dragon," as he was called all over the city) occupied a large house
fronting West Clyde Street, and was in the daily practice of walking up
Stockwell Street to the Cross. He was a tall, gaunt figure, dreadfully
marked by small-pox; with a large crooked nose, and a pair of eyes that
looked in opposite directions. He had a great antipathy to mischievous boys,
whom he belaboured with his walking-stick whenever any of them came within
reach of the "Dragon's" arm; and had as great a partiality for servant girls
with bare feet! He was, in short, the embodied ideal of ill-natured and
ugliness: mothers used to frighten their children by the mention of his
name; and yet he was known to be a kindly-disposed man. One morning in 1806,
he was missed from his usual walking-ground; and on inquiries being made, it
was discovered that poor Bob had died by his own hand. The story ran that
his house was haunted; and so strongly did this feeling prevail, that it
remained empty and forsaken for many years afterwards.

Was generally regarded as one of the most accomplished scholars that ever
occupied the Greek Chair in the Glasgow University. He expounded the ancient
classics with an enthusiasm that has never been surpassed; and, moreover, he
was an ardent admirer of the drama and of Edmund Kean. The learned professor
was the son of a cooper, and the students on that account dubbed him "Cocky
Bung." While in the theatre one night, he became so absorbed by witnessing
Kean's "Shylock," that he also commenced to act the part in dumb-show, to
the amusement of the audience; and a witty ex-Provost made note of the
circumstance in rhyme, as follows:--
"The very Jew I've surely seen
That Shakespeare painted, played by Kean,
While plaudits loudy rung;
But what was all his acting fine,
To the diverting pantomime
Displayed by Cocky Bung?"
This notability kept a rum-cellar in Wallace's Closs, Bell's Wynd, and was
known in the city by the sobriquet of "The General," on account of his tall,
erect figure, and "lordly bearing" on the streets. He was one of the
founders of the Camperdown Club, and was never known to change an opinion
which he had once fairly adopted. He detested changes and innovations of all
kinds, even in dress, and stuck to knee breeches and white worsted stockings
long after the oldest man in the city had discarded them. In 1803, the
"General" was appointed Master of the Glasgow Police, and office which he
held for two years. He was much respected by his fellowcitizens, and died in
the eighty-seventh year of his age.

A "merchant councillor" in 1787, and Lord Provost of the city in 1793.
During the reign of Mr. Hamilton, a monetary panic overspread the country:
banks failed by the score, firms broke down by the hundred, and the greatest
distress prevailed everywhere. In this emergency Provost Hamilton went to
London, and applied for Government Aid, to save the manufacturers of Glasgow
from ruin, and the application was successful. He was a thin, spare,
skeleton of a man, a real scarecrow provost; and when arrayed in his dark
velvet suit, it was said of him that he "looked like Death running away with
the mortcloth!" While in London on his benevolent mission, he was held to be
a palpable evidence of a famishing city; and having accomplished the object
of his journey, the worthy chief magistrate returned and adopted measures
for relieving his distressed fellow-citizens. During Mr. Hamilton's tenure
of office, the Tron Church was rebuilt, and the ancient Cathedral was
repaired and reseated.

A successful West India merchant, a leading partner in the great firm of
Stirling, Gordon, and Company, a high Tory, and first president of the
celebrated "Pig Club." Mr. Gordon was a jolly-looking, well-made man, of a
lordly bearing; and, like the "General," he long stuck to knee breeches and
worsted stockings. He occupied a large mansion and fine garden on the site
of the Prince of Wales Buildings, in Buchanan Street, where he surrounded
himself with a circle of the leading Tory gentlemen of the period, and
dispensed a princely hospitality. Mr. Gordon was emphatically a citizen of
credit and renown; and, after a long like of mercantile activity, political
consistency, and wide-spread benevolence, he died on the 2nd December, 1828,
universally lamented in spite of his political opinions.

Was the son of Robert Carrick, minister of Houston, and entered the
counting-house of the "Ship Bank" at the age of fifteen, under the auspices
of Provost Buchanan of Drumpellier. Step by step, slowly but surely, Robin
Carrick rose to be managing partner of the concern, and one of the most
important personages in the city of Glasgow at the time. He was a short,
dumpy man in his latter days, with thin grey hair, tied into a pigtail
behind, and with a keen, scrutinizing expression of countenance. His
every-day attire consisted of a long blue coat hanging down to his heels, a
striped woollen waistcoat, knee breeches, white ribbed stockings, and a pair
of capacious shoes. He sat behind his desk on a high three-legged stool, in
the "sweating room," or manager's sanctum, where he received his customers
with a bland smile, even when refusing to discount their paper. On these
occasions the invariable saying was, "It's not convenient;" and once
uttered, it was never known to be recalled. Mr. Carrick was elected Dean of
Guild in 1803, and died in 1821.

Was minister of the Chapel of Ease in the latter part of the last century,
and was rather a notable sort of character. He is said to have had a
specific grace for every sort of dinner; and when the spread happened to be
sumptuous, he usually began with "Bountiful Jehovah!" Mr. M'Leod had an arch
way of telling a story; and when Dr. Chalmers came to Glasgow, and was in
the hayday of his popularity, he remarked: "Weel, I mind mysel' when I cam
first to the Chapel o' Ease, folk were paying tippence a piece for a seat on
the poopit stairs--every dog has its day!"

A leading Glasgow merchant, father of Kirkman, and grandfather of Mr. A.
Finlay of Castle Toward, late M.P. for Argyleshire. During the progress of
the American war, Mr. James Findlay, in conjuction with ex-Provost Ingram
and Mr. Gray of Carntyne, resolved to raise a regiment of volunteers in
Glasgow for the service of the Government. With this object in view, the
trio met somewhere in the Gallowgate, and proceeded as a recruiting party
towards the Cross. Mr. Gray walked in front, as the sergeant, wielding a
formidable sword; Provost Ingram brought up the rear; while Mr. Findlay
marched in the centre, playing bagpipes! On reaching Peter M'Kinlay's
tavern, the party marched up stairs, and were soon joined by a number of
their friends from the Coffee-room, anxious to learn their success in the
recruiting line, when Mr. Ingram remarked, "There's a sergeant and a piper,
but I am the regiment!" The recruiting was continued, however; and before
many days elapsed, the "regiment" turned out 1000 strong, and afterwards
became the 83rd of the line.

A merchant councillor, a popular member of the "Hodge-Podge Club," a poet of
no mean order; younger brother of James Dunlop of Garnkirk, and son of Colin
Dunlop of Carmyle. In 1794, Mr. Dunlop was elected Lord Provost of Glasgow,
and afterwards became Collector of Customs at Port-Glasgow, where he died in
1820. He was the author of the two beautiful songs, "Here's to the year
that's awa," and "Dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye," besides other pieces of
considerable merit. In 1778, while still a Glasgow town councillor, he took
an active part in the promotion of a New Police Bill, and was lampooned by a
local satirist in the following style:--

"The plan was in the Council moved
By an effected fop,
Who came from off the Turkish Dun,
And so nicknamed Dunlop;
Who struts still in the foremost rank,
Dull councillors among;
Because he apes the turkey's dance,
And eke the peacock's song."

Was minister of the Ramshorn Kirk, or St. David's, from 1785 till his death,
in 1827. He was an eloquent preacher, a modest, kind-hearted man, and the
author of several works, including a "History of France," of which he was
not a little proud. Being anxious to ascertain what other people thought of
his favourite work, the worthy doctor stepped into Stirling's Library one
day, where he was not known, and addressing Mr. Peat, the librarian, said,
"Pray, Mr. Peat, is Dr. Rankine's History of France in?" Mr. Peat turned
round on his seat and very curtly replied, "It was never out!" The Doctor
took the remark in good part, and went home to his "lodgings" a sadder and a
wiser man.

A physician in extensive practice at the head of Stockwell Street, in 1787,
and was the grandfather of Charles Wilsone Browne, the husband of the widow
Swinfen. On the 10th January, in the year above named, Dr. Wilsone was
knocked down in Argyle Street at night, and robbed by two men named Veitch
and M'Aulay, who were tried and sentenced to death for the crime. At two
o'clock on the 30th May, they were taken out of the Tolbooth at the Cross,
and up the High Street to the place of execution in the Castle Yard; but so
great was the crush of people on the street, that a halt was made, and
refreshments served out to the prisoners at the "Bell of the Brae," and a
whole hour was spent in reaching the Castle Yard. Both prisoners were duly
executed, along with a man named Gentles, who suffered death for robbing a

Was minister of the Barony for sixty-nine years; and for twenty-five years
of that long period he preached to this congregation in the crypt of the
Cathedral--a spectacle which Scott graphically describes in his "Rob Roy."
In 1787, Dr. Burns lodged in Castle-pens Land, on the east side of the High
Street, and died in 1839, at the advanced age of ninety-five.

An eminent merchant, and one of the most popular Lord Provosts that Glasgow
ever had. At this time he resided in the second floor of an old tenement in
Argyle Street; and yet he was rather proud of himself as a provost. On one
occasion, while apologizing for some mistake on the part of an official, his
lordship said, "Even I myself have made a mistake!" a saying that was not
soon forgotten. Mr. Colquhound was the originator of the Chamber of
Commerce, in 1783; and in 1789 he settled in London, where her became Chief
Police Magistrate of the metropolis.

Was appointed Professor of Divinity in the College about 1783; and his
lectures were considered remarkable for their learning, liberality, and
prolixity. One of his students, on being asked what he had heard during a
certain session, replied, "The illustration of an attribute and a half;"
while a second youth remarked that the Doctor had "hung nearly the whole
session on one horn of the altar!" Dr. Findlay had a thin, attenuated
figure; but his appearance was venerable and striking, especially on the
streets, as he was invariably dressed in clerical attire, surmounted by a
cocked hat and a full storied wig. He died in 1814, at the great age of

An engraver in the second flat of Craig's Land, at the head of the Old Wynd,
was the father of the late Provost Lumsden, and grandfather of our present
chief Magistrate. In 1797, James Lumsden, junior, was elected a knight
companion of the "Coul Club," under the title of Sir Christopher

Was a merchant bailie in 1787, and Lord Provost of the city in 1790. It was
chiefly through the exertions of Mr. M'Dowall that the Royal Infirmary was
erected, and the industrial prison, or Bridewell, established in the city.
It was also during his reign that the Trades' Hall was built, and the
Flesher's Haugh, as well as John King's Park, was added to the Green.

Were teachers of writing, &c., in Buchanan,s Land, Trongate, and stood in
the relationship of uncle and nephew. John, the uncle, was a bit of a poet,
and among other productions wrote a poem entitled "Nonsense," which was
declared by Professor Hamilton to be destitute of a single idea--a feat
which gained for the author a leaden crown from the members of the
"Accidental Club." When Mr. Taylor died, and was carried to the High Kirk
burying-ground for interment, it was discovered that the undertaker had
forgotten to order the preparation of a grave! In this emergency the corpse
was deposited in the south aisle of the Cathedral, and the funeral party
adjourned to a public-house in Kirk Lane, and enjoyed themselves until the
grave-digger did his duty. It is not a little singular that Mr. Taylor had a
strong presentiment that "something would go wrong" at his funeral.

William, the nephew (or the "Cub," as he was called by his companions), was
much given to sarcasm or acidity in his talk--a habit which he carried to
great lengths, even with his pupils. On one occasion, the day before
Christmas, a boy went up to Mr. Taylor in school and said, "I suppose, Mr.
Taylor, we'll hae the play the morn to eat our goose?" The dominie at once
replied, "Ou ay, Robin; but there's been sic a slauchter o' thae animals, I
wonder that you hae escaped!" Mr. Taylor was in the habit of getting
"jolly," and sometimes "glorious," on the Saturday nights, and occasionally
forgot the name of the next day. One Sunday morning after a "booze," he
awoke in bed, rung the bell violently, and ordered in his shaving water at
once, as time was up for school. The servant girl, rather astonished, said,
"Oh! Mr. Taylor, it's the Sabbath-day!" "The Sabbath-day!" exclaimed the
"Cub:" "glorious institution the Sabbath!" as he turned round for another

Teacher in Buchanan's Court, and afterwards head master of the Grammar
School--a man of immense proportions, and known by the nickname of "Gutty
Wilson." he was a member of the corps of volunteers designated the
"ancients," on account of their personal appearance; and on one occasion,
while being dressed in line by an Irish drill-sergeant, the latter
exclaimed, "Very well in front; but, holy Moses! what a rear!"

Accountant in the Ship Bank, under the redoubtable Robin Carrick. Mr.
Marshall is described as a cadaverous-looking personage, with a
whisky-painted nose, gaunt in figure, and about six feet in height. He was
in the habit of taking burnt cake to kill the smell of the meridian drams;
and when he first made this important discovery, he entered the bank in
triumph with a bit of the brown cake in his hand. Coming behind a bottle
companion at the desk (as he believed), Mr. Marshall gave him a hearty slap
on the back, and, presenting the piece of cake, exclaimed, "Here, my old
cock, is one of Robin's deceivers for you!" The "old cock" was Robin
himself! the rest is left to the reader's imagination.

Better known as "Bauldy Wright," was an old Highlander, and kept a small
shop in the Trongate, where he sold drugs and garden seeds. He was also the
proprietor and sole inventor of "Wright's Powders," the virtues of which
have been described in the following fashion:--"If they did nae harm, they
could do nae guid!"

Another old Highlander and druggist in the Trongate, who also dealt in
silver plate, hardware, toys, tea, and quack medicines, including the famous
"Balm of Gilead." Angus kept a shopman or porter named Murdoch M'Donald,
who, according to the advertisements, had been cured of every disease
incident to humanity by a liberal use of his master's drugs.

Was originally a shoemaker, and ultimately keeper of the Coffee-room at the
Cross, and of the "Servants' Register Office, second stair, left hand,
Presbyterian Closs, Saltmarket." Mr. Jones was also the editor or compiler
of the following Directory, and grandfather to Mr. Jones, late librarian of
the College.

An ironmonger in the Trongate, and known in the "Beefsteak Club"--of which
he was a long time president--as "Tinkler Wilsone." At a meeting of the
club, on a particular occasion, Mr. Wilsone observed a member tossing off a
glass of whisky, and following it up immediately by a bumper of brandy. The
witty president at once exclaimed, "Good God, sir! what are you about? You
have disgraced yourself and the club, by putting a fiddling Frenchman above
a sturdy Highlander!" The copper-nosed delinquent instantly started to his
feet, swallowed another jorum of Ferintosh, and laying his hand upon his
heart, said, "Brand me not with being a democrat, sir; for now I've got the
Frenchman between two fires!"

Editor and printer of the Glasgow Advertiser (published every Monday
evening), Saltmarket, No. 22. This journal was transformed into the Glasgow
Herald in 1803, under the direction of the celebrated Samuel Hunter. Mr.
Mennons, it will be observed, was also the printer of Jone's Directory.

Loch-head's Closs, High Street; better known by the appellation of "Bell
Geordie," and one of the old Glasgow celebrities whose names will not be
soon forgotten. Geordie was a stout, burly man, full of caustic humor, and
fond of whisky--a habit which ultimately cost him his gaudy red coat. After
losing his situation, poor Geordie lost his sight, and was led about the
streets by a little girl, begging his bread on the scene of his former
glories. Such is life!

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Wigtownshire Parishes

Parish Name Dates Parish Number County
Glasserton   885 Wigtown
Glenluce (Old Luce)   894 Wigtown
Inch   886 Wigtown
Kirkcolm   887 Wigtown
Kirkcowan   888 Wigtown
Kirkinner   889 Wigtown
Kirkmaiden   890 Wigtown
Mochrum   892 Wigtown
New Luce   893 Wigtown
Old Luce (Glenluce)   894 Wigtown
Penninghame   895 Wigtown
Portpatrick   896 Wigtown
Sorbie   897 Wigtown
Stoneykirk   898 Wigtown
Stranraer   899 Wigtown
Whithorn-Burgh 1855 900/1 Wigtown
Whithorn-Landward 1855 900/2 Wigtown
Whitsome 1856-1955 900 Wigtown
Wigtown-Burgh 1855 901/1 Wigtown
Wigtown-Landward 1855 902/2 Wigtown
Wigtown 1856-1955 901 Wigtown