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John Ure Primrose

Sir John Ure Primrose was born 6th October, 1847, at Glasgow, and was the son of the late William Primrose, merchant-miller and of Annie Ure, daughter of John Ure, merchant-miller and sister of the late Ex-Lord Provost John Ure, LL.D. More Info

Died : 29th Jun 1924
Buried at : Eastwood new, Glasgow

Dorothy Jean Hely Hutchinson Countess Donoughmore

Dorothy Jean Hotham was the daughter of John Beaumont Hotham. She married John Michael Henry Hely Hutchinson, 7th Earl of Donoughmore of Knocklofty, son of Richard Walter John Hely Hutchinson, 6th Earl of Donoughmore of Knocklofty and Elena Maria Grace, on 27 July 1925.3 She died on 29 December 1995. Her married name became Hely Hutchinson. She was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) in 1947 More Info

Died : 29th Dec 1995
Buried at : Dankeith Cemetery,

John Hall Maxwell

John Hall Maxwell (1812 - 1866) was a Scottish agriculturist. Maxwell, eldest son of William Maxwell of Dargavel, Renfrewshire, who died in 1847, by Mary, eldest daughter of John Campbell of Possil, near Glasgow, was born in Queen Street, Glasgow, in February 1812, and called to the Scottish bar in 1835. He practised his profession until 1845, when he succeeded Sir Charles Gordon of Grimkin as secretary to the Highland Agricultural Society. More Info

Died : 25th Aug 1866
Buried at : Bishopton Parish Church , Bishopton

James Whitton

James Whitton was the Superintendent of the Public Parks of Glasgow . He was born at Methven Castle Perthshire, where for fifty years his father was head gardener. After receiving a sound training in "the oldest profession on earth," and acting for some years as foreman at Glamis Castle, he spent eleven years as head gardener with Mr. Houldsworth at Coltness, in the parish of Cambusnethan. More Info

Died : 30th Oct 1925
Buried at : Craigton , Glasgow

James Fillans

An eminent sculptor, James Fillans was born about 1808 at Wilsontown, Lanarkshire, but his parents moved to Paisley when he was very young. In early years he showed a natural talent for drawing and modelling and aquired a knowledge of carving. He became apprentice to a stone mason serving his time in Paisley. During his career as a mason he was engaged in carving the ornamental capitals of the columns of the Royal Exchange, Glasgow. More Info

Died : 27th Sep 1852
Buried at : Woodside Cemetery, Paisley

The White Lady

The White Lady has gained a unique and mysterious reputation. It is the resting place of John S Smith, carpet manufacturer, his wife Magdalene and their housekeeper Mary McNaughton. More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

James Smart

James Smart of the Glasgow Police (1804-1870). Born in Cathcart, Smart spent his early years in the City of Glasgow. As a young man he was employed for a short time in the tea trade in England but soon returned to Glasgow. More Info

Died : 27th May 1870
Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Alexander Greek Thomson

Glasgow's other great architect. Not yet awarded the international status of Mackintosh, but recognised as a unique talent whose contribution to the architecture of the city is immeasurable and whose remaining works, in the light of what has been lost, merit careful preservation. He was born in Balfron, Stirlingshire, and despite the absence of a formal education, the young Thomson secured work in a lawyer's office before joining an architectural practice. More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Thomas Bollen Seath

Seath built steamships for Loch Lomond and Loch Maree, Windermere and Ullswater. He also provided luxurious steam yachts, most notably ?The Fairy? for the King of Burma and the ?Little Eastern? for the King of Siam, both commissioned in 1872. Almost all of the ships he produced were iron-hulled and this proved to be a factor in their longevity. More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Wee Willie White

Wee Willie White (died 1858) the blind flute and flageolet player. In a Glasgow so unlike the city we know today ?Wee Willie? White was indeed a ?character? and well respected. Although not much has been recorded about the man his story is like many other ?deserving poor? - short and simple. More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

George Thomson

George Thomson (1815-1866) was born on 25th March 1815 in Partick. His first apprenticeship was as a "millwright" after which he entered the works of Robert Napier, the legendary engineer and shipbuilder who also trained the likes of William Denny, John Elder and William Pearce. More Info

Died : 29th Jun 1866
Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Mary Barbour

Mary Barbour (22 February 1875 ? 2 April 1958) was a Scottish political activist, local councillor and magistrate who was closely associated with the Red Clydeside movement in the early 20th century. She was born in the village of Kilbarchan, the third of seven children, to her father James Rough, a carpet weaver. In 1887, the family moved to the village of Elderslie and Mary gained work as a thread twister, eventually becoming a carpet printer. She married David Barbour in 1896 and the couple settled in G More Info

Died : 2nd Apr 1958
Buried at : Craigton Crematorium, Glasgow

Archibald Sinclair

Archibald Sinclair as well as being a "Gaelic" printer (founder of the Celtic Press in Glasgow) with his business at Waterloo Street in Glasgow was the President of the Glasgow Islay Association. The Association was founded in the year 1862 its purposes being to gather and preserve the traditions, folk tales and poetry of Islay. The first meeting being held in the Garrick`s Hotel, Stockwell Street and presided by Archibald Sinclair. There would also be further meetings to help bring together natives of the More Info

Died : 1st Feb 1899
Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Samuel B Murray

Captain Samuel B Murray (1862-1893) drowned on board the passenger cargo vessel ?SS Trinacria? when it sank off the coast of Spain on 8th February 1893. Robert Duncan & Company of Port Glasgow built the 2,256 ton steamship in the year 1871, and her maiden voyage took place under the ownership of the Anchor Line in September of that year. The steamship had accommodation for 69 first class and 910 third class passengers. More Info

Died : 2nd Feb 1893
Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson was the younger son of a Glasgow-based master mason and builder. After working for his father, he was articled to the architect David Hamilton in 1827. In Hamilton's office, Wilson worked on jobs including Hamilton Palace, the Glasgow Royal Exchange, Castle Toward and Lennox Castle More Info

Died : 6th Feb 1863
Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

James Banks Mcneil

an able and powerful swimmer McNeil saved over 70 people from drowning. This resulted in his recognition by the London Humane Society, who awarded him their silver medal at the Tontine Hotel, (one of the more splendid buildings in Trongate during that era and a favourite haunt of the Tobacco Lords). James Banks McNeil was also a swimming instructor in both Glasgow and Paisley and was responsible for the building of Saint Andrew's Baths in Greendyke Street. This was later converted into a used clothes market More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

James Napier Cousland

James Cousland, Architect (1832-1866) was born the son of Alexander Cousland and Elizabeth Stark. His family were prosperous wire manufacturers with a business in Mitchell Street, Glasgow More Info

Buried at : Sothern Necropolis, Glasgow

Andrew Young

His reputation as a photographer spread far beyond his native Burntisland, and he was a significant contributor to prestigious publications such as Cassell & Company's 'Sights and Scenes in Scotland' - a circa 1900 subscription-only publication in four volumes with around 225 large scale photographs, 'Dedicated by Special Permission to Her Majesty Queen Victoria'. More Info

Died : 22nd Jan 1925
Buried at : Burntisland,

David Livingstone Parents Neil Livingston

David Livingstone was born at Blantyre, south of Glasgow on 19 March 1813. At 10 he began working in the local cotton mill, with school lessons in the evenings. In 1836, he began studying medicine and theology in Glasgow and decided to become a missionary doctor. In 1841, he was posted to the edge of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. In 1845, he married Mary Moffat, daughter of a fellow missionary. More Info

Buried at : Bent Cemetery, Hamilton

William Motherwell

William Motherwell (October 13, 1797, Glasgow ? 1835), Scottish poet, antiquary and journalist, was born at Glasgow, the son of an ironmonger. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed in the office of the sheriff-clerk at Paisley, and appointed sheriff-clerk depute there in 1819. He spent his leisure in collecting materials for a volume of local ballads which he published in 1819 under the title of The Harp of Renfrewshire. In 1827 he published a further instalment in Minstrelsy Ancient and Modern, preface More Info

Died : 1st Jan 1835
Buried at : Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow is a privately owned website with no affiliation to any Local Councils.