This page was last updated on 22 August 2015

Click here to 
Print this page

Biography finder

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

Index of first names

Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow – 1751 to 1846

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed from the Scottish Record Society – Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow – 1751 to 1846

 

B = Burgess
GB = Guild Brother
F = Freeman

 

1.
John Douglas, tailor, B and GB gratis, on the nomination of George Black, bailie – 4 Oct 1751
John Douglas, younger, of Mains, B and GB as eld. 1. son of John D of Mains, B and GB – 23 Jan 1752
Archibald Douglas, tailor. B and GB, as eld. 1. son of John D, tailor, B and GB – 20 Sept 1758
John Douglas, weaver, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to dec Edward D, weaver, B and GB – 16 Sept 1761
John Douglas, tailor, B and GB as youngest 1. son to John D, tailor, B and GB – 20 Sept 1763
John Douglass, merchant in Glasgow, B and GB as mar. Cecil, second 1. dau. George Buchanan, senior maltman, B and GB – 2 Mar 1768
William Douglas, merchant in Glasgow, B and GB by purchase – 29 June 1769
John Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as eld. 1 son to James D, merchant, B and GB – 7 Sept 1773
James Douglas, shopkeeper, B and GB gratis, on the nomination of Alexander Gordon, bailie, conform to act of Council dated 30 Sept 1773 – 25 Feb 1774
John Douglas, weaver, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to John D, weaver, B and GB – 8 Feb 1776
George Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as mar. Elizabeth, dau. to Gilbert Lang, mason, B and GB – 2 May 1776
Andrew Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to David D., weaver B and GB – 17 Sept 1776
William Douglas, maltman, B and GB by purchase – 25 Sept 1777
John Douglas, potter and maltman, B and GB by purchase – 24 Feb 1785
Samuel Douglas, of Burnhouses, merchant, B and GB by purchase – 7 Sept 1785


2
Archibald Douglas, gardener, B and GB, as eld. son to John D, gardener, B and GB – 21 Sept 1786
James Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as mar. Marion dau. to Archibald Leitch, tailor, B and GB – 8 Jan 1789
George Douglass, merchant, B and GB, as second son to John D., merchant, B and GB – 5 Dec 1789
John Douglass, merchant, B and GB, as third son to John D., merchant, B and GB – 5 Dec 1789
James Douglas, of Barloch, maltman, B and GB, as mar. Jean 1. dau. to Robert Drew, tailor, B and GB – 11 May 1791
Edward Douglas, wright in Glasgow, B and GB, as younger son to John D., weaver, B and GB – 7 July 1796
James Douglas, wright in Glasgow, B and GB, as youngest son to John D., weaver, B and GB – 7 July 1796
Peter Douglas, wright, B and GB, by purchase – 15 Sept 1796
George Douglas, baker, B and GB, as serving appr. to James Marr, mason, B and GB – 16 Feb 1797
William Douglas, wright, B and GB, as younger son to dec John D., wright, B and GB – 3 May 1797
Archibald Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as younger son to dec John D., merchant, B and GB – 30 Apr 1801
John Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to James D., of Barloch, maltman, B and GB – 10 Oct 1804
George Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as mar. Ann, 1. dau. to George Douglas, merchant, B and GB – 6 Apr 1808
Thomas Dunlop Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as younger 1. son to John D., merchant, B and GB – 19 Apr 1808
Stewart Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as mar. (-) 1. dau. to John More (-), B and GB – 28 May 1810


3
Thomas Douglas, merchant, B and GB, by purchase – 14 Jan 1813
James Douglas, wright and builder, B and GB, by purchase – 8 May 1820
Thomas Douglas, merchant, residing in Grahamston of Glasgow, B and GB, as eld. 1. surviving son to dec William D., maltman, B and GB – 22 Jan 1821
Rev. James Douglas, minister of the parish of Stewarton, B and GB, qua merchant, as mar. Annabella, 1. dau. to William Todd, hammerman, B and GB – 23 July 1823
William Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as younger 1. son to Rev. James Douglas, minister of Stewarton, B and GB – 23 July 1823
William Douglas, merchant, earthernware dealer, B and GB, as serving appr. with Ogilvie and Crawford, wrights, B and GB – 1 July 1828
John Douglas, merchant, manufacturer, 7 High Street, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to James D., wright, B and GB – 7 May 1829
William Douglas, hammerman, B and GB, as mar. Elizabeth, 1. dau. to Robert McAllister, weaver, B and GB – 17 June 1830
Hugh Douglas [son to Capt. Hugh D., Port Glasgow] merchant, 21 Carlton Place, B and GB, by purchase – 23 Jan 1832
Robert Douglas, merchant, of Bogle and Douglas, 77 Glassford Street, B and GB by purchase – 28 Feb 1832
James Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as eld. 1. son to dec James D., merchant, B and GB - 28 Nov 1837
William Douglas, merchant, of Douglas and Reid, merchants, 119 Brunswick Street, B and GB, by purchase – 2 Sept 1839
James Douglas, hammerman, B and GB as serving appr. with Archibald McLellan and Sons, hammermen, B and GB – 29 Mar 1842
Robert Douglas, merchant, B and GB, as serving appr. with John Mitchell (-) B and GB – 28 May 1844


Roll of Honorary Burgesses and Guild Brethren


4
Archibald Douglas Esq., of Douglas – 27 Sept 1780
William Douglass Esq., of Pendleton – 22 Dec 1784
Douglas, Marquis of – 17 Oct 1800
Hon. Charles MP for the County of Lanark... – 13 Oct 1830

 


Note: In both Scottish Record Society Transcriptions on the Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow 1. 1573 to 1750 and 2. 1751 to 1846 – I think that the number 1. indicates Merchant rank as opposed to number 2. which is Craft rank.


B = Burgess
GB = Guild Brother
F = Freeman of the burgh


In the preface to Volume 43 of the Scottish Record Society - Glasgow - 1573 to 1750 it states -
“...From the earliest times the regulation of the admission of Burgesses was in the hands of the community, and as representing the community, the power lay with the Town Council...Burgesses were received and sworn in presence of the Magistrates and Council, and their entries are engrossed in the Minute Books of the town. This procedure continued for some thirty-five years, but by an act of council dated 7th October 1609 the right was transferred to the Dean of the Guild and his Council, and thereafter the admissions are recorded in the Act Books of that Court.
In the Register there are several distinct classes of Burgesses, who, though all nominally admitted to the burgh had different privileges conferred upon them. Up to the year 1605 the Burgess Freemen of Glasgow were all simple Burgesses and no more, whether belonging to the Merchant class or to the Crafts...”


Because of discord between the merchants and craftsmen a ‘Letter of Guildry’ was introduced in 1605 -
“...By this letter a Dean of Guild and his Council was established and provision (was) made for the institution of the brotherhood...”


5
A Freeman who did not make the choice to enter a Guild ‘remained outside the Guildry and continued as a simple Burgess’.
Another class of Burgess, the ‘Honorary Burgesses’ were persons admitted gratis by favour of the town council.
“...Burgess tickets granted to ordinary entrants were written on small pieces of parchment, but those presented to persons of distinction were more or less ornate in character...”


Compiled by Sally E Douglas – 5 January 2013

 


See also:

  • Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow – 1573 to 1750
  • Back to top

    The content of this website is a collection of materials gathered from a variety of sources, some of it unedited.

    The webmaster does not intend to claim authorship, but gives credit to the originators for their work.

    As work progresses, some of the content may be re-written and presented in a unique format, to which we would then be able to claim ownership.

    Discussion and contributions from those more knowledgeable is welcome.

    Contact Us

    Last modified: Saturday, 18 March 2017