Glen, Alexander - Gray, William

  • GLEN, Mr Alexander journeyman printer Edinburgh
    of The Heirs of Andrew Anderson 1678
    Petitioned the Privy Council to claim exemption from watching and warding as an employee of the King's Printer.
    Register of the Privy Council of Scotland Ser. 3 v. 441.
  • GLEN, Henrie apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1691
    Son to deceased James Glen, stationer, apprenticed to John Vallange stationer 2 December 1691.
    EdinPren
  • GLEN, Hugh printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1746
    Married Margaret Beattie, daughter of Andrew Beattie, sailor in Dunbar 11 May 1746.
    EdinMarr
  • GLEN, James bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1653-72
    Burgess by right of wife Margrett daughter to umquhile Johne Carmichell merchant 5 October 1653. Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 20 June 1660; 22 June 1664; 18 April 1666; 23 February 1668; married Margaret Duffe 11 October 1672. Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 25 February 1672. Child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 11 February 1673.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • GLEN, James printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    In the Parliament Yard 1656-87
    A James Glen appears among the debtors in Lithgow's inventory in 1662. He was probably one of the booksellers who bought the printing-house of the Society of Stationers in 1671, and together with George Swintoun, Thomas Brown and David Trench was a partner of A. Anderson in the privilege and appointment as King's Printer the same year. In virtue of this partnership, Glen styled himself 'one of His Majesties Printers' and his name as printer appears in books from 1667 to 1681. In 1687 he was ordered to be imprisoned for causing to be reprinted The Root of Romish Rites. Child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 26 August 1689. James Glen buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 3 May 1690. On 2 December 1691 Henrie, son of the deceased James Glen was apprenticed to John Vallange. Apprentices: John Brown 1 February 1654; John Nisbett 13 August 1656; William Montgomery 19 June 1678.
    Aldis 1904; GreyBuri; EdinPren
  • GLEN, James and TRENCH, David. printers Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1671
    Printed The Confession of Faith in 1671.
    Aldis 1904
  • GLEN, John merchant/travelling chapman/bookseller Port Glasgow
    Port Glasgow 1777-1801
    A Cameronian. Wrote and published The Antiburgher Presentor detected and his lies exposed. Being a vindication of my own character, which John Hunter, senior, in Greenock, in his pamphlet has been endeavouring to sully. Paisley, 1777, also A Wonderful Surprize. Paisley, 1779. He gave in lists of subscribers to John Howie of Lochgoin's A collection of lectures and sermons. Glasgow, 1779; John Howie's Faithful contendings displayed. Glasgow, 1780; John Howie's Biographia Scoticana. Glasgow, 1781; Samuel Rutherford's Letters. 1781; John Howie's Faithful witness-bearing exemplified. Kilmarnock, 1783; Janet Gordon's An account of the covenant engagements of ... Paisley. 1801 was printed for him, by which time he presumably had a shop. From the lists it is possible to trace his circuits as a chapman.
    NLS Hall.193.b; H.38.e.26 ; R.235.f.2; Hall.270.a; NLS Impr Ind
  • GLEN, Thomas musicseller Edinburgh
    broker 250 Cowgate 1827
    337 Cowgate 1828
    265 Cowgate 1829-32
    musicseller same address 1833-35
    pipe and flute maker same address 1836-37
    2 North Bank Street 1838
    musical instrument maker same address 1839-65
    J. & R. Glen 2 & 3 Bank Street 1866-20th Century
    Edin Dir
  • GLEN, William bookseller Glasgow
    Opposite to Gibson's Land Saltmarket 1792
    Little above the Cross adjoining Currie's Closs 1795
    Advertisement Glasgow Courier 19 April 1792. Bankrupt sale ibid. 28 March 1795.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GLENNY, Gavin paper maker Denny
    Carron Grove Mill 1825-33
    Robert Lusk same address 1833-41
    Robert MacRobbie same address 1847-50
    John MacRobbie same address 1850-55
    Robert Weir [John Luke manager] 1855-66
    John Miller same address 1867-75
    Plummer and James Henderson same address 1875-77
    Carrongrove Paper Company same address 1877-20th Century
    Mill No 41. Not in 1825 Mill List; The Mill was bought by Robert Lusk in 1833 and burnt down in 1841. In 1847 R. MacRobbie bought the mill. On his death in 1850 John Macrobie took over. He died in 1855 and Robert Weir of Herbertshire bought the mill and put in John Luke as manager
    Pigot 1825; Thomson; Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vii 1988 pp.81-93
  • GLOAG, Francis bookseller Dundee
    6 Bell Street 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • GOLDIE & Co printers Edinburgh
    Observer Office 377 High Street 1843-45
    Edin Dir
  • GOLDIE, George circulating library and bookseller Edinburgh
    34 Princes Street 1811-14
    George Goldie printed the first edition of James Hogg's The Queen's Wake in 1813. The second edition is sheets of the first with a new titlepage. Archibald Constable arranged to print a third edition, in 1814, but ceded it to Goldie. Some months later Goldie went bankrupt, and left Edinburgh with the intention of going to South America, but settled in London instead.
    Edin Dir; George Goldie. A Letter to a friend in London; containing observations on the memoir of himself, written by James Hogg, and prefixed to a late edition of the "Mountain Bard". London, 1821. NLS MS 3369 is Goldie's annotated copy.
  • GOLDIE, George accountant Edinburgh
    1 Hill Square 1826-27
    10 Hill Place 1828
    56 Queen Street 1829
    carver and gilder 5 North Bank Street 1830-31
    accountant 10 Hill Place 1832
    accountant and librarian 4 Hunter Square house - 2 West Newington Place 1833
    house - 2 West Newington Place 1834-36
    accountant same address 1837-54
    9 Montagu Street 1855-60
    Edin Dir
  • GOLDIE, Isabella & Margaret stationers Dalkeith
    Misses Goldie Dalkeith 1845
    High Street 1852
    Edin Dir; Slater 1852
  • GOLDIE, John & Co printers Edinburgh
    Observer Office 377 High Street 1840-45
    law and general printer same address 1846-47
    Edin Dir
  • GOLDIE, John printer and newspaper printer Paisley
    Paisley Advertiser, The Cross 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • GOODALL, John journeyman printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1757
    Married Janet daughter of deceast Adam Steel baxter 9 October 1757.
    EdinMarr
  • GOODALL, Robert stationer Leslie
    Leslie 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GOODALL, Walter printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1760
    Printed a legal thesis in 1760.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GOODSIR, Robert S. seal engraver Edinburgh
    187 High Street 1841-43
    Geddes Close [233 High Street] 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • GORDON & CO printer Edinburgh
    Marlin's Wynd 1782-3
    Edin Dir
  • GORDON, Alexander bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen before 1742
    Will registered of Isobell Largoe relict of Alexander Gordon 15 October 1742.
    AberTest
  • GORDON, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1684-94
    Son to Adam Gordon of Aberlour, apprenticed to George Mossman stationer 7 October 1684, but not entered within fourtie days, conforme to indenters. Now admitted as eligible as apprentice or Burgess 20 August 1690. Burgess as apprentice to George Moseman bookbinder 5 September 1694.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • GORDON, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    17 Mid Rose Street 1810
    Possibly Alexander Gordon painter 76 Rose Street 1810
    Edin Dir
  • GORDON, Alexander engraver Glasgow
    Glasgow 1726
    Burgess and Guild Brother gratis 10 September 1726.
    GlasBurg
  • GORDON, Alexander bookseller, printer and bookbinder Kirkcudbright
    High-street 1820-37
    'Middling; a Printer & little trade as a BS May be trusted £7 or £8' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • GORDON, Donald printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1790
    Married Jean daughter of William Aytoun residenter in Avondale 12 January 1790.
    EdinMarr
  • GORDON, J. lithographic artist Edinburgh
    10 North St Andrew Street 1842
    Edin Dir
  • GORDON, James apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1660
    Son to David Gordon imbroutherer, apprenticed with Gavin Williamson bookbinder 19 September 1660.
    EdinPren
  • GORDON, James nurseryman and florist Edinburgh
    Fountainbridge 1758-74
    Occasional excursions into bookselling and publishing on the side. Published his own The Planters, Florists, and Gardeners Pocket Dictionary. Edinburgh, 1774.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GORDON, John bookseller & printer Castle Douglas
    St Andrews Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GORDON, John apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1669
    Late servant to Sir John Baird, apprenticed to John Wacker bookbinder 23 June 1669.
    EdinPren
  • GORDON, Patrick stationer Glasgow
    88 Glassford-street 1819-20
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • GORDON, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1760-84; 1788
    30 Parliament Close 1795-1803
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 17 December 1792. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father William Gordon merchant 2 October 1794. Succeeded William Gordon, bookseller, Edinburgh. Apprentice: James Bathgate 17 October 1799.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Caledonian Mercury 9 January; 17 March 1760; 7 January 1761; 4 February 1764; Edin Dir; EdinPren; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • GORDON, Robert engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    8 Nelson-street 1819-20
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • GORDON, Thomas bookseller Musselburgh
    15 Bridge Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GORDON, W. bookseller Forfar
    Forfar 1798
    Sold copies of Nicolson's edition of Craighead's Arithmetic. Edinburgh, 1798.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GORDON, William bookseller and bookbinder Aberdeen
    [William] Gordon and [George] Clark Milton's Head Upperkirkgate 1801-02
    William Gordon Upper Kirk-gate 1804-20
    20 Upper Kirkgate 1824-25
    Aberdeen 1826-29
    Shop lately occupied by William Paterson 1802. With A. Keith sold a song-book The cantie carl or The raveled bridal of Auchronie.
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; Chapbook Printers
  • GORDON, William bookseller Aberdeen
    47 Summer Street 1840-44
    Beavan
  • GORDON, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Alexander Symmer & William Gordon 1743-45
    William Gordon, Edinburgh 1752
    Parliament Close 1753-79
    [William] Gordon & [Robert] Murray Parliament Square 1780-2
    William Gordon same address 1782-1794
    30 Parliament Close 1794-95
    Robert Gordon same address 1796-1803
    Married Margaret daughter to deceast Robert Dick writer 25 February 1759. James Dodsley sued him for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. Sued in Scottish courts in 1772 by Charles and Edward Dilly for selling a Dublin edition of Thomas Nugent's French Dictionary. Becket, Cadell and Strahan booksellers in London sued him in 1775 for selling a pirated edition of Sterne's Works. Member and preses of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 February 1776. Robert Murray died 14 March 1782 Edinburgh Evening Courant 16 March 1782; William Gordon's will registered 10 September 1794. Succeeded by Robert Gordon. Catalogue 12 April 1762 in NLS. Apprentice: Alexander Oliphant 15 September 1796!
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; EdinTest; EdinPren; McDougall. Smugglers; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • GORDON, William bookseller Fisherrow
    Fisherrow in the Parish of Inveresk 1786
    Edin Dir
  • GORMAN, William & Co engravers and lithographers Glasgow
    99 Trongate 1844-48
    5 Hutcheson Street 1849-52
    43 Argyle Street 1853-55
    and printers 29 Jamaica Street 1856-70
    13 Renfrew Street 1871-75
    153 West Nile Street 1876-20th Century
    Glas Dir; Schenck
  • GORRIE, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1772
    Married Mary daughter to deceast George Easton mason 8 November 1772.
    EdinMarr
  • GORRIE, Patrick C. printer Arbroath
    107 High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • GOUDIE, Daniel bookbinder Ayr
    Old Bridge-end 1820
    New market Street 1825
    11 Newmarket Street 1837
    James Goudie same address 1852
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • GOUDIE, James bookseller & bookbinder Ayr
    Daniel Goudie11 New Market Street
    James Goudie same address 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GOURLAY & Co booksellers Anstruther
    Tolbooth Wynd 1837
    Anstruther 1838-40
    Andrew Gourlay Anstruther 1852
    Pigot 1837; Doughty; Campbell Journal; Slater 1852
  • GOURLAY [GOURLEY], Andrew paper maker Linlithgow and Kirknewton
    George Gourlay Leith-head Mill, by Linlithgow 1825
    Andrew Gourley same address 1832
    Kirknewton 1837
    Leith-head was Mill No 16. Thomson says that after 1832 it became a farm.
    Thomson; Pigot 1837
  • GOURLAY, George paper and rag merchant Glasgow
    33 Bell Street Glasgow 1847
    rag merchant 178 Gallowgate 1849
    Glas Dir
  • GOURLAY, George & Son papermakers Kirknewton
    Leith Head 1838-39
    Edin Dir
  • GOURLAY, James paper and rag warehouse Glasgow
    3 Little Dowhill 1835-40
    3 Little Dovehill 1844-47
    rag merchant and agent same address 1849
    Glas Dir
  • GOURLAY [GOURLAW], Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1583-85
    Burgess as eldest son to umquhile Nicoll Gourlay flescher 3 July 1583. Died 6 September 1585. Will registered 22 April 1586. His wife was Issobel Haldin. Inventory Bann. Misc.ii,209.
    Aldis 1904; EdinTest; Mitchell; EdinBurg
  • GOURLAY, Robert bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    85 Main Street Anderston 1835
    And Beadle for the Relief Church 1835; index of trades in Glas Dir adds 'Librarian' 1835.
    Glas Dir
  • GOUROCK LIBRARY town library Gourock
    35 Shore Street 1831-34
    'The library was instituted in January 1829, and consists of the most approved books in Divinity and History, and contains upwards of 500 volumes.' Librarian James Speirs 1831-36
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836
  • GOVAN, Donald printer Glasgow
    Printer to the University. College 1715-18
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GOW, [Nathaniel] and GALBRAITH, [J. M.] Music Sellers to His Majesty Edinburgh
    60 Prince's Street 1826
    J.M. Galbraith 57 Princes Street 1827-28
    Nathaniel Gow late musicseller 2 Hanover Street 1827
    Edin Dir
  • GOW [Nathaniel] and SHEPHERD [William] musicsellers Edinburgh
    41 North Bridge 1799-1800
    16 Prince's Street 1801-10
    40 Prince's Street 1811-13
  • Edin Dir; David Johnson. Music and Society in Lowland Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. London, 1972. p.128.
  • GOW, Nathaniel & Son music sellers Edinburgh
    60 Princes Street 1819-22
    7 Hanover Street 1823
    home - 2 Hanover Street 1824
    Music sellers to his Majesty 60 Princes Street 1824-25
    Gow & Galbraith same address 1826
    Nathaniel Gow & Son same address 1827-30
    house - 2 Hanover Street 1824-25
    late music seller 2 Hanover Street 1827-30
    Nathaniel Gow was the fourth son of the famous Scottish composer and fiddle player Niel Gow. He was born at Inver, near Dunkeld, 28 March 1766. A famous fiddler and a talented composer in the Scottish folk tradition and one of His Majesty's Trumpeter's for Scotland. Burgess 25 July 1799; Guild Brother 8 October 1828. In 1822 Niel Gow musicseller, the son of Nathaniel appears.In 1827 the firm went bankrupt. His friends raised a considerable sum, by a ball, to pay of his creditors and leave him with a small annuity. He died 17 January 1831.
    DNB; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; EdinBurg
  • GOW, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh before 1798
    William Brunton printer married Ann daughter of deceased William Gow printer 5 June 1798.
    EdinMarr
  • GOWAN, E. engraver Edinburgh
    14 Waterloo Place New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • GOWAN, N. bookbinder Edinburgh
    Forrester's Wynd, Lawnmarket 1805-07
    Edin Dir
  • GOWANS, Adam bookbinder Glasgow
    Sydney Court, 62 Argyll Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • GOWANS, D. printer Edinburgh
    26 India Place 1834
    42 India Place 1835
    Gray 1834; 1835
  • GOWANS, Henry printer Glasgow
    36 Nelson Street 1844
    of Muir, Gowans & Co printers 4 Dunlop Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • GOWANS, James engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798
    Buried in Greyfriars Burial Ground, Edinburgh 30 July 1798.
    Johnst3
  • GOWANS, John paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1792
    Married Margaret daughter of John Alexander paper maker at Currie 8 December 1792.
    EdinMarr
  • GOWRLEY, George bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1736
    Mentioned in Copy Decreet arbitral Blair & Nairn v Robert Freebairn 1736.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GRAEME, John auctioneer Glasgow
    Sale room West end of the Exchange 1797
    Advertisement of sale Glasgow Courier 18 November 1797.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GRAET HAERE [GROOT HAERE, GRYTHER], Peter paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1590
    James VI granted a privilege for making paper in Scotland in February 1590 to Peter Graet Haere, and a grant of a monopoly under the Privy Seal to Pietter Gryther and Michael Kysar almanis on 5 December 1590. Michael Keysar in partnership with Mungo Russell opened a mill at Dalry very shortly afterwards.
    Waterston 1; Thomson
  • GRAHAM, Andrew bookseller Anstruther
    Anstruther 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GRAHAM, Dougal chapman Glasgow
    Glasgow 1752
    By his own account he was born at Raploch, under the rock of Stirling Castle. He was educated at Stirling, and was apparently an eye-witness of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. He published his own Account of the Rebellion, a verse account, which exists in two different versions, and had the second edition printed for himself in 1752. A great number of chapbooks have also been attributed to him, probably wrongly. He is said to have been appointed skellat bellman of Glasgow and to have died 20 July 1779.
    NLS Impr Ind; The Collected Writings of Dougal Graham, "Skellat Bellman of Glasgow. Edited with notes by George Mac Gregor. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1883; John A. Fairley. Dougal Graham, Skellat Bellman of Glasgow, and his Chap Books. Hawick, 1908.
  • GRAHAM, Hugh printer & stationer Invergordon
    Main Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GRAHAM, J.A. printer Edinburgh
    501 Lawnmarket 1825
    Edin Dir
  • GRAHAM, John running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1757
    Married Mary daughter of deceast James Tawes 15 May 1757.
    EdinMarr
  • GRAHAM, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1759-72
    Opposite the Meal Market 1773-74
    Magdalen's Chapel 1775-76
    Married Isobel daughter to William Robertson beltmaker Burgess 28 January 1759. Burgess in right of father Samuel Grahame bookbinder 11 October 1769.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • GRAHAM, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Observer Office Craig's Close 1836
    Edin Dir
  • GRAHAM, John printer Glasgow
    Trongate 1831
    Melville Place 1835
    181 Trongate 1840-49
    John Graham merchant printer Trongate Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Jane daughter to Charles Howat merchant 2 August 1831.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • GRAHAM, John & Co printers Glasgow
    5 Salt-market 1819-20
    136 Trongate 1825
    124 Trongate 1828-37
    And agents for the Greenock Advertiser 1819-20.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • GRAHAM, Patrick apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1652
    Son to the late John Graham, in Kirkwall, apprenticed with Robert Thomson bookbinder 19 May 1652.
    EdinPren
  • GRAHAM, Patrick apprentice bookbinder Perth
    Perth 1745
    Patrick Graham, son of Thomas Graham, apprenticed to John Rae bookbinder Perth 1745
    Maxted
  • GRAHAM, Peter copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1784
    Married Agnes daughter of John Millar weaver 11 October 1784.
    EdinMarr
  • GRAHAM, Robert apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1714
    Son to James Graham in Dowglass, apprentice to Herbert Wilson bookbinder 29 December 1714. Maxted 1715.
    EdinPren; Maxted
  • GRAHAM, Samuel bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1719-54
    Burgess by right of father John Grahame, stabler 18 November 1719; married Barbara Mitchell daughter of the late Mr John Mitchell of Alderstone 22 April 1744; Guild Brother by right of wife Barbara, daughter to Mr John Mitchell, of Alderston 9 January 1751. William King's A discourse. Edinburgh, 1749 printed for him. Will registered 16 May 1759. Apprentices: Henry Moubray 13 January 1721; James Forbes 29 December 1725; Lauchlan Hunter 31 December 1729, Burgess 27 June 1733; John M'Intosh apprenticed to Samuel Graham bookseller Edinburgh 1730; William Young 13 June 1733; Andrew Ker 17 March 1736; Charles Lee 14 March 1739; John Straiton 14 March 1750.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; EdinTest; EdinPren; Maxted
  • GRANDISON, William steel punch cutters Edinburgh
    [St Ann's Lodge] Croft an Righ 1844-55
    5 Buccleugh Street 1856-59
    3 Buccleugh Street 1860-63
    5 Lutton Place 1864
    First name 1847.
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT & Sons bookseller, stationers and circulating library Edinburgh
    8 Nicolson Street 1833
    82 Princes Street 1834-35
    Grant & Son same address 1840-45
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT & MOIR printers Edinburgh
    Paterson's Court 1790-3
    John Muir same address 1793-1801
    Printers of Roman Catholic and Gaelic books
    NLS Impr Ind
  • GRANT & TAYLOR [James] printers and booksellers Edinburgh
    4 Albany Street 1844-47
    21 George Street 1848-49
    Thomas Grant same address 1850-60
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, Mrs bookseller Edinburgh
    John Grant 71 Grassmarket 1817
    Mrs Grant 67 Grassmarket 1818-20
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Bristo Street, West Side 1797
    West end of Canal Street 1805-07
    Married Magdalene daughter to William Aitken smith 13 December 1772.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • GRANT, Alexander bookseller Kirkcaldy
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GRANT, Alexander N. bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    7 Milne Square 1845-48
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, Donald bookseller Forres
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • GRANT, George printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Married Margaret daughter of Thomas Stoddart mason 15 July 1793.
    EdinMarr
  • GRANT, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1701-45?
    Foot of the College Wynd 1706
    Bristow Port 1709
    Without Bristow Port 1712
    Son to deceased Robert Grant, of Biddindalloch, apprenticed to James Reid bookbinder Edinburgh 25 June 1701. Married Elizabeth Dureingtoun daughter of the late John Duringtoun tailor 24 October 1703. Advertisements in Edinburgh Evening Courant 6 March 1706 and 20 May 1709. Scots Postman 1 July 1712. Burgess of Edinburgh. Married Elizabeth daughter to Mr Robert Wallace of Kairnhill 24 February 1711. There is a Petition of James Grant in 1717 in Aberdeen University Library. Anna, only daughter of the late James Grant bookbinder married Robert Reid writer 23 March 1746. Apprentice: William Kyle, son of William Kyle, Minister of New Luce, deceased, apprenticed to James Grant burger and bookbinder Edinburgh 1712
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; CanonMarr; Maxted
  • GRANT, James printer and news writer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1736-46
    In May 1736, a deed of copartnery was signed by Thomas and Walter Ruddiman and James Grant. Grant undertook to collect the foreign and domestic news, to see the Caledonian Mercury through the press, and to publish it. His wife, Marjory Panton and he, described as James Grant, Printer in Edinburgh, sued David Hume dyster in Edinburgh on 25 January 1737, as guilty of a most barborous and outrageous battery, commited upon Marjory Panton, under cloud of night on her own stair, and within her own door; whence after beating her to the ground; he inhumanly dragged her by the heels down the stone stair. He was also involved in a dispute over the payment of £7 sterling to Elizabeth Wightman, 30 July and 9 November 1742. On this occasion he is described as 'one of the publishers of the Caledonian Mercury'. On 2 September 1745, the Caledonian Mercury published a paragraph about the Duke of Athole, as a result of which Thomas Ruddiman was tried, convicted and fined £5 and imprisoned for 48 hours. On 1 November 1745 James Grant left the Mercury and joined the rebels. He 'was a Lieutenant in the Rebel Army & printed several Treasonable papers for them [whereabouts] not known.' Caledonian Mercury 10 January 1746 'The rebels carried off from Glasgow a printing press, types, and other materials for printing (printing Prince Charles's Declaration, &c.) together with servants to work in that way.' They took from one printer a press, from another some types, and from a third chases, furniture, &c. This happened when the insurgents were on their final retreat northward.' James Grant is thought to have taken refuge in France.
    Couper Edinburgh; A List of Persons Concerned in the Rebellion 1745-46. SHS 8; Timperley p.674
  • GRANT, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1788
    Married Helen daughter of the deceased Alexander Tait merchant in Dunkeld 22 July 1788.
    EdinMarr
  • GRANT, James bookseller Forres
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • GRANT, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1790
    Married Janet daughter of deceast James Scott druggist 26 November 1790.
    EdinMarr
  • GRANT, John engraver Edinburgh
    at W. Currie's bookbinder Meal Market Stairs, Cowgate Denovan's 1804
    Edin Dir; Bush.2
  • GRANT, John bookseller Edinburgh
    71 Grassmarket 1817
    Mrs Grant 67 Grassmarket 1818-20
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Mercury office 21 Hercles Street 1837
    Gray 1837
  • GRANT, John bookseller Elgin
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • GRANT, John, BAIN, J. and Co. booksellers Inverness
    Inverness 1841
    William Simpson. Old Inverness Booksellers. Inverness, 1931
  • GRANT, Lewis bookseller and printer Inverness
    Inverness 1807-18
    East-street 1820
    Inverness 1821-26
    Lewis Grant & Co booksellers 45 High Street [Ironmongers' Close] 1837-45
    Isaac Forsyth of Elgin was a partner to 1818, when Grant died. Sequestration in SRO 1826.
    Pigot 1820; 1837; SRO CS96/743; William Simpson. Old Inverness Booksellers. Inverness, 1931
  • GRANT, Nathaniel printer Edinburgh
    Foot of Back Stairs 1788
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, Peter bookseller and publisher Glasgow
    bookseller 40 Stockwell 1818-25
    publisher 79 Stockwell 1828
    bookseller same address 1835-40
    'Stockwell Street' Glas Dir1840.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • GRANT, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    23 Lothian-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • GRANT, Robert bookseller, stationer and quill manufacturer Edinburgh
    quill-manufacturer College Wynd 1804
    North College Street 1805
    13 Lothian Street 1806
    12 Lothian Street 1807-10
    23 Lothian Street 1811-20
    bookseller, stationer and quill-manufacturer same address 1821
    36 Lothian Street 1822-29
    Robert Grant and Sons booksellers, stationers and circulating library 8 Nicolson Street 1830-33
    82 Princes Street 1834-39
    Grant & Son and publishers same address 1840-52
    54 Princes Street 1853-65
    same address - bookbinding 30 Hanover Street 1866-70
    Robert Grant & Son 107 Princes Street 1871-20th Century
    There is a Robert Grant junior in the firm in 1846-50
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • GRANT, Thomas bookseller, printer and publisher Edinburgh
    21 George Street 1850-60
    Author of A Boy in the swellings of Jordan Edinburgh, 1855 and The children died. Edinburgh, 1856.
    Edin Dir
  • GRANT, William pressman Edinburgh
    James Watson's printing office 1721
    As apprentice to James Watson in 1721, he 'cast off' with Walter Pearson Rules and directions to be observed in printing houses.
  • GRANT, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1785
    Married Jean daughter of David Fletcher gardener St Andrews 5 September 1785 [6 September under Grant].
    EdinMarr
  • GRAVES, George colourer of natural history Edinburgh
    24 Minto Street 1830
    5 West Preston Street 1831-33
    7 Springfield, Leith Walk 1834
    Edin Dir
  • GRAY'S LIBRARY circulating library Edinburgh
    Front of the Exchange 1793-95
    High Street opposite the Stamp Office 1796-97
    by M'Kay opposite Stamp Office Close 1799-1802
    10 High Street from the Tron Kirk 1803
    Alexander M'Kay bookseller same address 1804
  • Edin Dir


    GRAY'S LOCAL ADVERTISER
    newspaper office Glasgow
    98 Miller Street 1844
    J. & J. Gray proprietors North British Advertiser, same address 1847
    10 Royal Exchange Square 1849
    Glas Dir din Dir

    GRAY & Son engravers and printers Glasgow
    34 Trongate 1825
    67 Trongate 1828
    Gray & Son Tron Steeple 67 Trongate 1835-43
    and gold printers 67 Trongate and 77 Buchanan Street 1844
    engravers, lithographers, copper-plate and gold printers 67 Trongate and 107 Buchanan Street 1845-51
    67 Trongate 1852-56
    John and Robert, also separately listed at same address in Glas Dir 1828, were probably members of this firm.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Schenck
  • GRAY, Andrew engraver Edinburgh
    Ramsay Court 1809
    Edin Dir
  • GRAY, C. & Co stationers Edinburgh
    46 Grassmarket 1833
    Philip C. Gray same address 1834
    83 Broughton Street 1835-39
    bookseller and stationer same address 1840
    stationer and bookseller 9 North Bridge 1841-43
    of Gray & Mair china merchants 84 Candlemaker Row 1844-48
    First name 1840.
    Edin Dir
  • GRAY, David stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718
    Burgess by Act of Council 10 September 1718.
    EdinBurg
  • GRAY, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718-32
    Will registered 4 October 1732. Mentioned in Copy decreet-arbitral Blair & Nairn v Robert Freebairn. 20 January 1736. Apprentice: Colin Campbell, son of Robert Campbell, 1720
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest; Bush.3
  • GRAY, David printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    Bull's Close (warehouse) Foulis's Close (printing office) 1757-63
    Burgess by right of father David Gray stationer 24 May 1758. Appeared in the imprint of the 'eleventh edition' of William Forbes.
    The dominie deposed
    , a 16-page chapbook. Bankrupt sale 'Upon Thursday the 15th day of September current, there is to be exposed for sale, for behoof of the creditors, in the printing-house of David Gray in Foulis's Close, The Whole Printing Types, and all the other printing materials, which lately belonged to the said David Gray' Caledonian Mercury 10 September 1763. Apprentice: John Johnston 27 August 1760.
    Caledonian Mercury 18 May 1761; 2 July 1764; NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Chapbook Printers; EdinPren
  • GRAY, Edward subscription library Galashiels
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852

  • GRAY, George bookseller Culross
    Culross 1722
    Sold
    Papacy brought before the bar of Scripture
    . Edinburgh, 1722. Isobel daughter of deceast George Gray bookbinder Culross married John M'Redie merchant 10 August 1766.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr
  • GRAY, George merchant and bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament House 1759-1767
    NLS Impr Ind

  • GRAY, George circulating library and bookseller Edinburgh
    Gray's Library Front of the Exchange 1793-5
    High St opposite Stamp Office 1796-7
    by M'Kay opposite Stamp Office Close 1799-1801
    3 North Bridge 1799-1802
    10 High Street from the Tron Kirk 1803
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 January 1800. Bankrupt 1801.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers

  • GRAY, George engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    136 Trongate 1818-25
    124 Trongate 1828
    and metal stamp cutter same address 1835-36
    and bookbinders supplier and tool cutter
    same address 1837-40
    114 Trongate 1844
    24 Trongate Pigot 1837
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • GRAY, Gilbert bookbinder Edinburgh and Aberdeen
    Edinburgh 1726
    Aberdeen 1739
    Son to John Gray, Mason in Peterhead, apprenticed to George Buchanan bookbinder 20 April 1726.
    Beavan; EdinPren

  • GRAY, J. bookbinder Edinburgh
    13 Salisbury Street 1833
    Gray 1833

  • GRAY, J[ames] & J[ohn] newspaper printers Edinburgh
    Edinburgh and Leith Advertiser Office 74 Adam Square 1825-26
    publishers of the North British Advertiser
    9 Bank Street 1827-28
    publishers of the Edinburgh Leith and Glasgow Advertiser same address 1829-30
    publishers of the North British Advertiser same address 1831-32
    printers 7 North Bank Street 1833-34
    proprietors and publishers of the North British Advertiser same address 1835-36
    Melbourne Place 1837
    5 Melbourne Street 1838-43
    8 Melbourne Place 1844-80
    6 Melbourne Place 1881-99
    1 Victoria Terrace 1900
    John Gray 1827-35; John Gray, Manager North British Advertiser Edin Dir 1841-55; Mordaunt Gray 1857-82. John Gray, in 1825, started The Edinburgh and Leith Advertiser which was an unstamped advertising paper, in partnership with his brother James, his brother supplying half the capital, but holding a post in Glasgow at the time. In 1826 they commenced The North British Advertiser, a stamped newspaper. In 1829, John Gray fell ill with a mental disorder and James went to Edinburgh where he helped to nurse him back to health. In looking into the affairs of the newspaper they were found to be involved, and in 1830 with the agreement of the creditors, John Gray resigned the management of The Advertiser into his brother's hands. He floated a project for a Printers' Hall using steam to drive printing machinery, but relinquished the design and edited an Edinburgh Directory with a street directory and a trade directory in 1833 and for several years afterwards.
    Edin Dir;; Gray 1835 ; Pigot 1837; An Address to the Printers of Edinburgh, delivered by Mr John Gray of the Edinburgh, Leith, and Glasgow Advertiser, at a meeting of the trade, held in The Edinburgh Printers' Hall, on Thursday, 19th August, 1830. Edinburgh, [1830]; James Gray. Reply to "The Case of John Gray." Edinburgh, 1831.
  • GRAY, James bookseller Edinburgh
    At the upper side of the Great Kirk 1647
    He sold copies of D. Dickson's
    A brief exposition of Matthew.
    Glasgow, 1647.
    Aldis 1904
  • GRAY, James & Co lithographers Edinburgh
    59 South Bridge 1836
    James Gray 219 High Street 1837
    Names too late for insertion
    Edin Dir
    1836; Believed to be son of James Gray Watchmaker to Her Majesty.
    Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • GRAY, James & Co papermakers Greenock
    Overton Paper Mill 1852
    Slater 1852

  • GRAY, James papermaker Slateford
    forema
    n Kate's Mill 1835-62
    Kate's Mill belonged to Alexander Cowan & Son 1834-47.
    Edin Dir
  • GRAY, John printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    at the dwelling house of Mr Smith, in Paterson's Court, Lawnmarket 1760
    John Gray & Gavin Alston printing house Jackson's Close; shop opposite the City Guard 1761-71
    John Gray same address 1771-76
    printing office Jackson's Close 1774-75
    Married Margaret Fisher 22 May 1763.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Caledonian Mercury 23 January 1760; 21 September 1761; 17 February; 3 April 1762; 23 November 1763; EdinMarr

  • GRAY, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    57 Pleasance 1816-17
    Edin Dir

  • GRAY, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Netherbow 1820-26
    Tweeddale Court 1827-34
    Mound 1835-39
    7 Mound 1840-49
    51 Rose Street [3 East Assembly Lane, Rose Street] 1850-60
    Tweeddale Court
    New Dir
    1824; label in NLS Edin Dir 1841
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Ramsden
  • GRAY, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    of J. & J. Gray Edinburgh and Leith Advertiser Office 74 Adam Square 1825
    publishers of the North British Advertiser
    9 Bank Street 1827-28
    publishers of the Edinburgh Leith and Glasgow Advertiser same address 1829-30
    publishers of the North British Advertiser same address 1831-32
    printers 7 North Bank Street 1834
    proprietors and publishers of the North British Advertiser same address 1835-36
    5 Melbourne Street 1838-43
    8 Melbourne Place 1845-50
    John Gray, in 1825, started The Edinburgh and Leith Advertiser which was an unstamped advertising paper, in partnership with his brother James, his brother supplying half the capital, but holding a post in Glasgow at the time. In 1826 they commenced The North British Advertiser, a stamped newspaper. In 1829, John Gray fell ill with a mental disorder and James went to Edinburgh where he helped to nurse him back to health. In looking into the affairs of the newspaper they were found to be involved, and in 1830 with the agreement of the creditors, John Gray resigned the management of The Advertiser into his brother's hands. He floated a project for a Printers' Hall using steam to drive printing machinery, but relinquished the design and edited an Edinburgh Directory with a street directory and a trade directory in 1833 and for several years afterwards.
    Edin Dir; An Address to the Printers of Edinburgh, delivered by Mr John Gray of the Edinburgh, Leith, and Glasgow Advertiser, at a meeting of the trade, held in The Edinburgh Printers' Hall, on Thursday, 19th August, 1830. Edinburgh, [1830]; James Gray. Reply to "The Case of John Gray." Edinburgh, 1831.
  • GRAY, John paper maker West Calder
    New Mill West Calder 1825
    Mill No.32. In the hands of Robert Crawford 1832.
    Thomson

  •   GRAY, John bookseller Glasgow
    83 High Street 1809
    Glas Dir

  • GRAY, John & Co bookseller Glasgow
    96 High Street 1815
    240 High Street 1818
    96 High Street 1819
    Glas Dir

  • GRAY, John engravers and printers Glasgow
    Gray & Son 67 Trongate 1828
    John Gray same address 1835
    Probably a member of the firm of Gray & Son listed separately at the same address.
    Glas Dir

  • GRAY, Margaret circulating library and bookseller Edinburgh
    Front of Exchange 1785-93
    Gray's Library same address 1793-95
    Mrs Margaret Gray died at Edinburgh 3 June 1794
    Scots Magazine
    lvi.374 (1794). succeeded by George Gray.
    NLS Impr Ind ; Williamson 1794
  • GRAY, Peter and John engravers, booksellers and stationers Aberdeen
    Peter and John Gray 78 Broad Street 1830-32
    Peter Gray
    bookseller and stationer
    same address 1833-41
    Depository for Society for Promoting the Religious Principles of the Reformation 1832-43. Depository of Scottish Tract & Book Society 1837-40; Peter Gray retired 1841 in favour of Charles Panton.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • GRAY, Philip C. stationer &c. Edinburgh
    46 Grassmarket 1833-34
    83 Broughton Street 1835-39
    bookseller
    same address 1840
    bookseller and stationer 9 North Bridge 1841-43
    In 1844-48 he was of Gray and Mair china merchants.
    Edin Dir
  • GRAY, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1721
    Burgess by right of father Mr Walter Gray, Minister 22 February 1721. John Sharp brewer married Elizabeth Dewar widow of Robert Gray printer 6 December 1724.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr

  • GRAY, Robert engraver and printer Glasgow
    Robert Gray 34 Trongate 1809-20
    Gray & Son same address 1825
    67 Trongate 1828-35
    Robert Gray Tron Steeple, 67 Trongate 1835-40
    and gold printers
    67 Trongate and 77 Buchanan Street 1844
    engravers, lithographers, copper-plate and gold printers 67 Trongate and 107 Buchanan Street 1847-49
    Robert and John, also separately listed at same address in 1828, were probably members of this firm.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Bush.2
  • GRAY, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1725-50
    Married Ann Toward daughter of Francis Toward music master 24 January 1725. Burgess by right of wife Ann, daughter to Francis Toward 23 March 1725. Married Christian Galloway, daughter of William Galloway corkcutter 15 June 1740. Apprentices: Alexander Beatson 25 October 1727; George Henderson , son of Thomas Henderson 14 July 1731; John Scotland, son of Peter Scotland 1750
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; EdinPren; Maxted

  • GRAY, William bookbinder, printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1736-41
    First Closs without the West Port 1742
    West Port South side of the Street 1745-6
    South side of the Grassmarket near the West Port 1746
    Grassmarket a little West from Heriot's Bridge 1747
    At Magdalen's Chapel within the Cowgate-head 1747-53
    2nd story in the New Land opposite Lady's Wynd a little without the West Port and shop within Cowgate 1755-6
    Burgess 2 May 1750. In 'List of debts owing to Mr Thomas Ruddiman 1 Jan 1736' NLS MS.762. Apprentice: John Frasier, son of Gabriel Frasier, 1743
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Maxted

  • GRAY, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1744-54
    Burgess in right of father David Gray, merchant 27 June 1744; Guild Brother in right of father David Gray, merchant 17 July 1754.
    EdinBurg

  • GRAY, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Front of Exchange 1748
    William Gray & Walter Peter Cross 1754
    Parliament Close opposite the statue 1756
    Front of the New Exchange 1756-8
    William Gray same address 1758-1800
    'To be sold ... the following shops in the East wing of the New Exchange, viz. The shop fronting the High Street, with a back room and vent, entering by a few steps down from the Pavement, possessed by Mr. William Gray Bookseller, present yearly rent 16£'
    Caledonian Mercury
    21 January 1761. Gray continued to rent the shop. James Dodsley sued him for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. Becket, Cadell and Strahan booksellers in London sued him in 1775 for selling a pirated edition of Sterne's Works. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 February 1776. The National Library of Scotland has Gray's A Catalogue of Books 28 May 1777. Apprentices: John Fraser 25 January 1744; John Scotland 27 June 1750; Thomas Ross 8 April 1761.
    Caledonian Mercury 21 January 1761; 1 February 1764; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren; McDougall. Smugglers; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • GRAY, William bookseller Edinburgh and Dalkeith
    junior Edinburgh 1750-51
    Foot of Peebles Wynd 1752
    New Stairs 1755
    Also shop in Dalkeith 1751-52.
    NLS Impr Ind

  • GRAY, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1785
    Miss Margaret, daughter of deceased William Gray married William Galloway merchant 11 April 1785.
    EdinMarr

  • GRAY, William printer Edinburgh
    3 Antigua Street 1842
    2 Greenside Place 1843-46
    Edin Dir

 





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