Walker - Watt, Hugh

  • WALKER and Company rag and paper warehouse Edinburgh
    Blair Street, East side 1800-01
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER & Co engravers and music printers Edinburgh
    Walker & Anderson 42 High Street 1815-25
    Walker & Co same address 1826-28
    2 North Bridge 1829-47
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER and ANDERSON engravers and music printers Edinburgh
    42 High Street 1815-25
    Walker & Co same address 1826-28
    2 North Bridge 1829-47
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • WALKER [Thomas] & GREIG [John] printers Edinburgh
    Foulis Close 1806-09
    Parliament Stairs 1810-30
    204 High Street 1831-35
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • WALKER [George] and HUTTON [William] engravers and music printers Edinburgh
    Foulis Close 1810-14
    Afterwards Walker and Anderson?
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER and MENZIES printer Edinburgh
    Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket 1807
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Alexander bookseller, printseller, seller of medicines Aberdeen
    Head of Shiprow 1785
    Aberdeen 1786-87
  • WALKER, Alexander & Co paper makers Balerno
    Robert Walker Balerno Bank Mill 1825
    Alexander Walker & Co same address 1832
    Mill No 50. Renumbered by 1852 when it was in the possession of John Hill & Co.
  • WALKER [WATTIR; WATTER], Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1603
    Marriage proclaimed with Margaret Chisholm of the Canongate 25 June 1603 in the Kirk of Holyroodhouse; married in Edinburgh; married Margaret Chisholme 20 July 1603; Servant to Andro Hart; Burgess by right of wife Margaret daughter of Mr Mychall Chisholme late dean of gild 2 August 1603. Died 30 August 1603. Will registered 11 October 1603 (Bann. Misc ii 237).
    CanonMarr; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Aldis 1904; EdinTest
  • WALKER, Alexander music and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    42 High Street 1825
    Walker & Co same address 1826
    Alexander Walker engraver North Bridge Edinburgh admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 11 July 1829.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • WALKER, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    6 James Court 1845-54
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Alexander bookseller Forfar
    High Street 1837-52
    High Street (east) Angus 1846
    Pigot 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • WALKER, Alexander papermaker Peterculter
    Peterculter 1839
    Published The De'il at Baldarroch, and other poems, in the Scottish Dialect. Aberdeen: printed for the author, 1839.
  • WALKER, Andrew bookseller & stationer Whithorn
    Whithorn 1837-52
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • WALKER, G. musicseller Edinburgh
    340 Lawnmarket 1833-35
    military bagpipe maker same address 1836-37
    bagpipe maker same address 1838-44
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, George engraver Edinburgh
    Head of Galloway's Close 1793-95
    Head of Skinners Close 1796-1802
    Fountainwell 1803-10
    'and music printer' 1807-09
    [George] Walker and [William] Hutton Foulis Close 1810-14
    [George] Walker & [John] Anderson 42 High Street 1818-25
    Walker & Co same address 1827
    2 North Bridge 1830-45
    Married Margaret daughter of Andrew Gorrum wright in Canongate Kirk 30 May 1790. Married Margaret daughter of deceased William Wilson skinner in Haddington 6 October 1796.
    CanonMarr; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • WALKER, James bookseller and stationer Aberdeen
    34½ Upperkirkgate 1845
    Aberdeen 1846-81
  • WALKER, James engraver Edinburgh
    Calton 1774-80
    Married Janet daughter to deceased John Murray baxter 28 February 1768.
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, James printer Edinburgh
    1 Tobago Street 1807
    3 Richmond Place 1808-10
    8 Richmond Place 1811-12
    18 Buccleuch Place 1813-15
    Tweeddale's Court, High Street 1816-20
    31 Buccleuch Place 1821-22
    8 Wharton Place 1823-24
    Old Bank Close [286 High Street] 1825-34
    6 James Court 1834-36
    6 James Court and 6 Mound Place 1837-44
    6 James Court and 13 North Bank Street 1845-48
    Burgess in right of father Robert Wright printer 8 December 1807; Guild Brother 9 October 1817. Of Abernethy and Walker or Walker and Greig?
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1837; Gray 1833
  • WALKER, James bookseller Edinburgh
    13 Salisbury Street, Pleasance 1821-27
    Horse Wynd 1828-34
    34 Horse Wynd 1835-49
    32 Horse Wynd Edin Dir 1839
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WALKER, James druggist and bookseller Melrose
    Main Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WALKER, James G. bookseller Turriff
    Turriff 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WALKER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1668
    Burgess by right of umquhile father James Walker merchant 29 July 1668. See John Wacker.
  • WALKER, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1790
    Son of John Walker, porter, apprenticed to John Wood bookseller for 6 years 25 February 1790. Burgess as apprentice to John Wood bookseller 25 February 1790.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • WALKER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Foot of Roxburgh Close 1796-1803
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, John printer Edinburgh
    Foot of Lady Stair's Close 1808
    Married Isabella daughter of Alexander Jardine printer 12 May 1800. Burgess as apprentice to John Ritchie printer 9 September 1807; Guild Brother 20 October 1817.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • WALKER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    22 Libberton's Wynd Cowgate 1813-20
    same address Pigot 1825
    Same address New Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WALKER, John printer Edinburgh
    45 George Square 1824-25
    of Walker and Greig same address 1826-35
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, John bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    2 Tobago Street 1835
    19 Potterrow 1836-37
    9 Potterrow Gray 1837
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, John bookseller Montrose
    Montrose 1730
    Sold copies of John Glas's Remarks upon the memorial. Edinburgh, 1730.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WALKER, John bookseller, printer, librarian and stationer Musselburgh
    Musselburgh 1825
    High Street 1833-34
    33 High Street 1835-38
    and bookbinder and bookseller same address 1839-48
    bookseller and stationer same address 1849-52
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Gray 1833; Slater 1852

    WALKER, John circulating library New Kilpatrick
    New Kilpatrick 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WALKER, John bookbinder and deputy stampmaster Stranraer
    'Considered Good; Deputy Stamp Master - a Binder and industrious, but very untidy in his Business' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78. Is this a mistake for Peter Walker bookbinder High Street Pigot 1821; George Street Pigot 1825 and 1837. No other Walkers in Pigot.
  • WALKER, John C. printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1842-46
    Of The Banner Office. Assumed to have been a journeyman printer.
  • WALKER, Malcolm bookseller & druggist Wigtown
    Wigtown 1852
    Possibly also printer
    Slater 1852
  • WALKER, P. printer Edinburgh
    22 Canongate 1836
    22 Carnegie Street 1837
    Gray 1836; 1837
  • WALKER, Patrick [Peter] bookseller Edinburgh
    Within Bristo Port 1726
    within Bristo Port, opposite to the Society Gate 1728
    at his house within Bristo-Port at the upper gate of the Grey Friars Church 1731-2
    Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 11 March 1745.
    NLS Impr Ind; Patrick Walker's Six saints of the Covenant. London, 1901. 2 vols., introduction pp.xix-xli. Robert Wodrow's Correspondence vol.iii pp.2,230.
  • WALKER, Peter bookseller Stranraer
    High-street 1820
    and bookbinder George Street 1825
    bookseller same address 1837
    and circulating library and printer same address 1852
    See also Walker, John bookbinder Stranraer
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • WALKER, Robert paper maker Balerno
    Robert Walker partner and manager Kinleith Mill 1792
    Mr Walker Balerno Bank 1805
    Robert Walker same address 1825
    Alexander Walker & Co same address 1832
    The other partners in Kinleith were Robert Cleghorn, Barclay Fife and Alex Cunningham. Balerno Bank Mill was Mill No 50. Renumbered by 1852 when it was in the possession of John Hill & Co.
  • WALKER, Robert stationer and account book manufacturer Dundee
    Trades Hall 77 High Street. House 20 Reform Street 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • WALKER, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1775
    Married Janet daughter to deceased James Walker day labourer at Donibristle 10 December 1775.
  • WALKER, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Head of Candlemaker Row 1808-09
    Old Playhouse Close, Canongate 1810-11
    200 Canongate 1812-20
    24 Salisbury Street, Pleasance 1821-30
    51 Clerk Street 1831-32
    of Oliver and Boyd same address 1833-39
    18 Nicolson Street 1840-43
    Burgess in right of father Robert Walker tanner 21 September 1786; Guild Brother as apprentice to Robert Fleeming printer 9 October 1817.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • WALKER, Robert late printer Edinburgh
    7 Rankeillor Street 1824-29
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Robert publisher? Edinburgh
    of Oliver & Boyd 51 Clerk Street 1833-39
    18 Nicolson Street 1840-43
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Robert printer Edinburgh
    50 Clerk Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WALKER, Robert & Co printer Edinburgh
    Royal Bank Lane 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WALKER, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    12 Bank Street 1837-44, 1846
    of Bell and Bradfute 27 Gilmore Place 1845-46
    45 George Square 1847-50
    25 Forth Street 1851-53
    8 Lauriston Lane 1854-55
    of Bell and Bradfute same address 1856-59
    12 Lauriston Lane 1860-62
    East Merchiston 1863-70
    12 Bank Street 1871-74
    Bank Street. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father James Walker printer 31 March 1841 In Edin Dir 1844 Robert Walker's home address is 27 Gilmore Place.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • WALKER, Robert, junior printer Edinburgh
    of Oliver & Boyd 51 Clerk Street 1833-39
    18 Nicolson Street 1840-41
    106 Lauriston Place 1842-43
    Gray 1833; Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    13 Buccleuch Place 1837
    Gray 1837
  • WALKER, Robert M. newspaper publisher Edinburgh
    2 Hunter Square 1846-48
    Proprietor of The Weekly Chronicle
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Thomas paper warehouse Edinburgh
    Candlemaker Row 1809-10
    Perhaps one of the Walkers who owned Balerno Bank paper mill (cf. Robert Walker)?
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, Thomas bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and circulating library Lockerbie
    Lockerbie 1825
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WALKER, William engraver Edinburgh and London
    17 Bristo Street 1813
    London 1816-19
    historical and portrait engraver 219 High-street 1820
    1 Broughton Place 1822
    3 Great King Street 1823-27
    22 London Road 1828-36
    London 1836?-67
    Born Musselburgh 1791. Studied under James Mitchell in Edinburgh. Went to London in 1816, where he studied stipple engraving under T. Woolnoth. Returned to Edinburgh where he engraved plates after Raeburn. Settled in London in 1832. Married Elizabeth, daughter of the mezzotint engraver Samuel William Reynolds, who was herself an engraver and miniature painter. Died in London 7 September 1867. There are contradictions in the account in DNB. Probably he returned to London in 1836.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; Bush.2; DNB; Johnst3
  • WALKER, William wood engraver Edinburgh
    11 Brown Street 1840-41
    Edin Dir
  • WALKER, William bookseller Glasgow
    head of the Salt-Mercat 1768
    William Walker apprenticed to Daniel Baxter bookbinder Glasgow 1753; Sold copies of John Witherspoon's Sermons on practical subjects. Glasgow, 1768.
    Maxted; NLS Impr Ind
  • WALKER, William bookbinder Glasgow
    37 Trongate 1828
    114 Trongate 1835-44
    15 Hutcheson Street 1847
    & Son Tron Steeple 67 Trongate 1849
    Glas Dir
  • WALKINSHAW, James & Co paper makers Glasgow and Greenock
    107 Ingram Street 1828-35
    same address and 4 Customhouse Place, Greenock 1837
    & Co, Queen Court, 62 Queen Street, works, Overton, Greenock 1844-47
    'Overton Mill, Overton by Greenock (Mill No 73)' founded in 1826 or 1827; belonged to James Walkinshaw in 1832; by 1852 it was in the hands of James Gray & Co.
    Glas Dir; Thomson
  • WALKINSHAW, James & Co paper warehouse Greenock
    (Everton [sic] Paper Works) Custom House Place, Greenock and 107 Ingram Street, Glasgow 1831
    (Overton Paper Works) 4 Custom House place, Greenock and 107 Ingram Street, Glasgow 1834-36
    Overton Paper Works, Shaws Waterfalls No 18 1836-45
    James Rutherford was clerk in the paper warehouse in 1834 and 1836.
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836; Greenock 1845
  • WALKINSHAW, James & Co papermakers Overton
    Everton [sic] Paper Works 1831
    Overton Paper Works 1834
    Overton Paper Works Shaw's Water No 18 1836-45
    Everton is evidently Overton. See New Statistical Account 1845 vii 432-439; John Nicoll was manager 1831-36; In 1845, John Watson was the foreman papermaker and Samuel Berrie, Christopher Bowman, William Bryce, and Archibald and John Horsburgh worked there. In 1853 James Gray & Co owned Overton Paper Mills.
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836; Greenock 1845; 1853
  • WALLACE & Co booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    47 South Bridge 1848-49
    Edin Dir
  • WALLACE, Mr papermaker Colinton
    West Mill 1845
    Edin Dir
  • WALLACE, Alexander J. bookseller Edinburgh
    11 Lothian Street 1849-51
    Edin Dir
  • WALLACE, Andrew and Company booksellers Edinburgh
    2 St Andrew Street 1811
    and stationers 52 Princes Street 1812
    50 Princes Street 1813-14
    Edin Dir
  • WALLACE, Barbara bookseller Perth
    173 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WALLACE, George printer Greenock
    38 Roxburghe Street 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • WALLACE, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Burgess as apprentice to Frances Innes gunsmith 31 August 1793. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 14 December 1793.
    EdinBurg; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • WALLACE, John bookseller Perth
    236 High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WALLACE, Richard papermaker Colinton
    West Mill 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WALLACE, Robert & Co newspaper proprietors Dumfries
    Dumfries Times Long Close High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WALLACE, Robert & Co printers Edinburgh
    Old Assembly Close 1823-24
    18 Shakspeare Square 1825
    West Register Street 1826-31
    [3] Register Place 1832-39
    3 Register Place 1840-55
    Robert Wallace & Co same address 1856-60
    42 Rose Street 1861-69
    96 Rose Street 1870-78
    Wallace & Muir same address 1879-90
    Old Assembly Close Pigot 1825; George White's overseer Gray's Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833; Pigot 1825
  • WALLACE, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Cowgate Head 1790
    Edin Dir
  • WALLACE, William apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    at Mr Hill's, opposite the Cross 1791-93
    Born at Dysart 23 September 1768. In 1784, age 16, he was sent to learn the trade of bookbinder at Edinburgh, and this became a regular apprenticeship. He was introduced to Dr John Robison, and attended his lectures in his spare time. He became a warehouseman at a printer's and in 1791 shopman to Mr Hill, bookseller. In 1763 he gave up his employment, intending to support himself by teaching mathematics privately. In 1794, on the recommendation of Professor Playfair, he was appointed assistant teacher of mathematics at Perth Academy. He was instructor in mathematics at the Royal Military College in England formore than sixteen years from 1803. In 1819 he was elected Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh University. He held office until 1838, when he resigned on account of ill health. He died in Edinburgh 28 April 1843.
    Constable; Memoir of Professor Wallace. Extracted from The Report of the Council to the Anniversary Meeting of The Royal Astronomical Society, February 9, 1844. London, 1844.
  • WALLACE, William bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Campbell and Wallace Luckenbooths 1792-93
    In Edin Dir 1790 there is a Samuel Campbell bookbinder West Barns and a William Wallace bookbinder Cowgate Head.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WALSH, David bookseller Edinburgh
    22 Princes Street 1799
    Edin Dir
  • WALTEM, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1572
    Histoire de Marie Royne d'Ecosse was published in 1572 with the spurious imprint 'Achevé d'imprimer a Edimbourg, ville capitalle d'Escosse. le 13 de Feuvrier, 1572, par moi Thomas Vvaltem'. It was probably printed at La Rochelle.
    Aldis 1904; Dickson & Edmond 252; EBS.ii.27.
  • WALTER, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    28 Leith Walk 1820-21
    music and bookseller 9 Calton Street and 28 Leith Walk 1822
    28 Leith Walk 1823-24
    Edin Dir
  • WALTERS, Robert bookbinder Aberdeen
    68 Broad Street 1827
  • WANDLEY, John bookseller Edinburgh
    West Rose Street 1810
    Edin Dir
  • WANDS, Charles engraver Edinburgh
    25 York Place 1831
    Edin Dir
  • WANDS, George newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Observer office 8 Dundas Street 1843-45
    Edin Dir
  • WARBURTON, Seaton & G. engravers Edinburgh
    Seaton Warburton 2 Greenside Place 1835
    7 Brighton Street 1837
    Seaton & G. Warburton 2 Barony Street 1840
    30 Hanover Street 1841
    119 Princes Street 1842-43
    and lithographic printer Seaton Warburton same address 1844
    79 Princes Street 1845
    37 Frederick Street 1846-51
    50 George Street 1852-54
    48 Hanover Street 1855-56
    Seaton Warburton was the son of Charles Warburton and Binny Johnston. He was born in Gladsmuir, East Lothian 22 July 1808 and died in Edinburgh 22 July 1860.
    Gray 1835; 1837; Edin Dir; Schenck; Johnst3
  • WARDEN, Andrew bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1751
    William Lang apprenticed to Andrew Warden bookbinder Glasgow 1751
  • WARDLAW, Walter & CUNNINGHAM, John booksellers Glasgow
    173 Trongate 1820-25
    Wardlaw & Co stationers 73 Glassford Street 1828
    49 Virginia Street 1835
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WARDLAW & Co stationers Glasgow
    73 Glassford Street 1828
    49 Virginia Street 1835
    Perhaps Walter Wardlaw & John Cunninghame.
    Glas Dir
  • WARDLAW, James bookseller Edinburgh
    North side of the Street, opposite to the middle of the Luckenbooths 1691
    In the Parliament Close, at the South door of the New Kirk 1697-99
    On the North side of the Street, a little below the Cross, at the sign of the
    Bible 1699
    North side of the Street, the first stair below the Post Office, a little below the Cross 1701
    Luckenbooths 1703
    over against the Luckenbooths 1703-4
    South-side of the Street, below the Cross 1707
    Edinburgh 1708-11.
    Burgess by right of umquhile father Andrew Wardlaw merchant 19 December 1694; Guild Brother 12 January 1698. Apprentice: William Wardlaw 19 January 1698.
    Aldis 1904; EdinBurg; EdinPren; NLS Impr Ind
  • WARDLAW, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh before 1719
    George Carmichael servant to William Smelie mason married Sarah Wardlaw, daughter of the late James Wardlaw 27 February 1719.
  • WARDLAW, John & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    13 Infirmary Street 1822-24
    booksellers and stationers 14 Infirmary Street 1825-26
    [David] Brown & [John] Wardlaw 16 South St Andrew Street 1827
    John Wardlaw 12 South St Andrew Street 1828-33
    35 West Register Street 1834-35
    13 Infirmary Street 1825 Pigot 1825 The National Library of Scotland has Catalogue of a miscellaneous collection of books on sale by John Wardlaw & Co. Edinburgh, 1825.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825

    WARDLAW, William apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698
    Son to deceased Sir Henry Wardlaw, of Pitrevie, apprenticed to James Wardlaw stationer 19 January 1698.
  • WARES, John printer Edinburgh
    8 Romily Place 1834
    Gray 1834
  • WARES, John printer Kelso
    Roxburgh Street 1837
    Border Press 1838
    He printed A catalogue of the books in the Kelso Library in 1838. There is a copy in the SRO.
    Pigot 1837
  • WARK, John librarian Glasgow
    18 Savoy Street, Bridgeton 1840
    Glas Dir
  • WARK, Robert apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1742
    Robert Wark , son of John Wark, apprenticed to John Gilmour bookbinder Glasgow 1742
  • WARNER, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1688
    Crimineel proces in cas van hoogverraad was printed with the spurious imprint 'Gedrukt tot Edenburg in Schotland, by James Warner, Drukker van't hoge Hof des Parlements, 1688'.
    Aldis 1904
  • WARRENDER [WARRINDER], John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1709-10
    Burgess. Married Grizel Smyth daughter of the late Alexander Smyth late Provost of Haddington 13 November 1709. Apprentice: Patrick Cockburn 3 May 1718.
    EdinMarr; EdinPren
  • WASTONE, George running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1744
    married Agnes Gregg widow of John Wilson running stationer 25 March 1744. Widow
    Agnes Beg [!] married George Veitch running stationer 6 August 1749.
  • WATER bookbinder Edinburgh
    See WALKER, Alexander
  • WATERS, Benjamin bookseller Thurso
    Rotterdam Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WATERSTON [Robert] and JOHNSTON booksellers, stationers and circulating library Leith
    Robert Waterston 19 Bernard Street 1836-37
    and circulating library same address 1838-40
    18 Bernard Street 1841-43
    Waterston and Johnston same address 1844-46
    20 Bernard Street 1847-73
    19 Bernard Street 1874-97
    19 Bernard Street and 31 Sandport Street 1898-20th Century
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WATERSTON, George & Son wax chandlers, stationers and sealing-wax manufacturers Edinburgh
    Ferrier and Waterston wax chandlers High Street 1805-10
    187 High Street 1811-27
    14 Hanover Street 1828-31
    George Waterston & Son same address 1832-39
    29 Hanover Street 1840-46
    George Waterston junior same address 1847-54
    56 Hanover Street 1855-64
    George Waterston & Son same address 1865-71
    56 and 60 Hanover Street 1872-76
    G. Waterston, Sons and Stewart same addresses 1877-79
    George Waterston & Sons same addresses 1889-20th Century
    George Watson (1778-1850) merchants Edin Dir 1806. George and George junior Edin Dir 1835-43. George is late G.W. & Son and the son also George 'junior' is of G.W. & Son Edin Dir 1846-48.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck; Bi-centenary history George Watson & Sons Ltd 1752-1952. Edinburgh, 1952; Thro hundred and twenty five years. A history of George Waterston & Sons Limited 1752-1977. Edinburgh, 1977.
  • WATERSTON, George jun. stationer and sealing-wax maker Edinburgh
    of George Waterston and Son 15 Nelson Street 1833
    8 St John's Hill 1834-47
    George Waterston 29 Hanover Street 1848-54
    56 Hanover Street 1855-64
    George Waterston & Son same address 1865-71
    56 and 60 Hanover Street 1872-20th Century
    Edin Dir
  • WATERSTON, Robert bookseller, stationer and circulating library Leith
    19 Bernard Street 1836-37
    and circulating library same address 1838-40
    18 Bernard Street 1841-43
    Waterston and Johnston same address 1844-47
    20 Bernard Street 1848-73
    19 Bernard Street 1874-97
    19 Bernard Street and 31 Sandport Street 1898-20th Century
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WATKINS, Adrian printer Edinburgh
    His Majesty's Printer Castle-Hill 1747-66
    Nephew of Richard Watkins, made a Burgess of Edinburgh in 1747. Killed by lightning near Penicuik 13 July 1766, Age 50, and buried at Restalrig. The will of Adrian Watkins merchant in Edinburgh was registered 14 September 1767. His shop was in Miln's Court, Bow-head in 1750. Owned a small paper-mill at Pennycuik managed by a man named Fraser. The papermill, after passing through several hands was advertised for lease Edinburgh Advertiser 19 November 1776 'Papermill to let. There is to be let...the Papermill at Pennycuik etc. with the whole machinery, houses and others pertaining thereto lately belonging to Mr Watkins and presently possessed by Mr. Spottiswood - The subjects and machinery are all of the best kind and in good order. There are 2 vats in the mill which is plentifully supplied with the very finest spring water conducted in lead pipes.' The mill was purchased by Charles Cowan in 1779. Apprentices: John Fairbairn 21 March 1782, Burgess same day; Robert Douglas 31 March 1791; Benjamin Ramage 29 July 1752.
    NLS Impr Ind; Thomson; Restalrig; EdinPren
  • WATKINS, Richard printer Edinburgh
    One of His Majesty's Printers Edinburgh 1741-44
    His Majesty's Printer 1746-47
    Owned paper-mills at Valleyfield 1717-47 and Yester 1723-48 were the paper for Bank of Scotland notes was made. Was prosecuted in 1742 by Robert Freebairn King's Printer for frauds in connection with the office of King's Stationer for Scotland which was consequently abolished. The National Library of Scotland has Information for Mr Robert Freebairn... against Richard Watkins defender 5 July1742; Information for Richard Watkins, One of His Majesties Printers, and King's Stationer for Scotland defender; against Mr Robert Freebairn bookseller in Edinburgh, pursuer 5 July 1742 and a proclamation removing Watkins from the office of King's Stationer in Scotland, on account of frauds 9 September 1742. The will of Richard Watkins merchant in Edinburgh was registered 3 November 1747.
    NLS Impr Ind; Thomson; Waterston 2
  • WATLEN, John music warehouse Edinburgh
    13 North Bridge 1793-94
    North Bridge 1795
    34 North Bridge 1796-97
    music master Hermitage, Abbey Hill 1799
    No number 1794. Married Mary daughter of late Archibald Meggat writer 4 March 1797. John Watling musicseller North Bridge admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 25 June 1798.
    Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Cadell
  • WATS [WATTES], Edmond bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1592-96?
    Servant to John Norton stationer of London. He was complained against together with his master in February 1592 by seven Edinburgh booksellers for usurping the liberty of the Burgh by retailing books in 'ane oppin chalmer upon the foregaitt' and they were ordered to desist from selling 'in smallis'. Upon the death of Wats about 1596, Norton gave up his Edinburgh business. Edward Cathkin and Andro Hart bought up Edmond Watts stock. Wats was probably the Edmond Wats who was apprenticed to William Norton in London 5 August 1583, and admitted a freeman of the Stationers' Company of London 3 September 1590.
    Aldis 1904; Arber ii,115,118,708.
  • WATSON, James, ELDER, John & Company booksellers Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1790
    19 and 20 Parliament Close 1791
    James Watson & Co. stationers and booksellers 40 South Bridge East side 1792-1801
    James Watson was a Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 18 November 1790. They had a circulating library in 1800.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • WATSON, Adam paper maker Pennycuick and Lasswade
    Pennicuik 1778
    Lasswade 1786
    Daughter Margaret married William Croll barber 2 September 1778. Daughter Janet married James Gibson paper maker Edinburgh 30 December 1786.
  • WATSON, Agnes bookseller stationer and druggist Newton Stewart
    Newton Stewart 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WATSON, Alexander bookseller and stationer Aberdeen
    Broad Street, second above Longacre 1810
    Broad-street 1811-20
    Broad Street near Marischal College Gate 1821
    bookseller, stationer and circulating library Fancy Repository 51 Broad Street 1824-25
    95 Union Street 1827
    Aberdeen 1828-32
    Earlier in the employ of Burnet & Carlier [trading dates 1806-10].
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; Information from Rosemary Philip (John Philip's Memorandum Book)
  • WATSON, Alexander bookseller Aberdeen
    65 Chapel Street 1840
    31 Chapel Street 1841
    65 Chapel street 1842
    28 Summer Street 1847
    Aberdeen 1848-68
  • WATSON, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698-1700
    Married Margaret Edmonstoun daughter of the deceased John Edmondstoun wright indweller 16 June 1698. A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 22 March 1700.
    EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • WATSON, Archibald Inglis bookseller and newsagent Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1837
    70 Gallowgate 1842
    Aberdeen 1843-49
    Born 12 October 1818, son of William Inglis Watson, clerk, and Jamice Taylor. Wrote poetry for The Aberdeen Shaver, Lloyd's Penny Times, Bradshaw's Journal and other newspapers, as well as being a contributor to Whistle Binkie.
    Beavan; A brief memorandum in support of A. Inglis Watson's application for aid from George Taylor's mortification. Aberdeen, 1888.
  • WATSON, Daniel bookbinder Edinburgh
    36 Niddry Street 1830-35
    27 South Bridge 1836-37
    23 South Bridge 1838-43
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WATSON, David bookseller Glasgow
    of John Smith & Son 1831-49
    David Watson merchant, of John Smith and Son stationers, Burgess and Guild Brother as son to Marion Colquhoun daughter to William Colquhoun cooper and late spouse of John Thomson 21 February 1831.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • WATSON, E. auctioneer Glasgow
    Vendue Rooms, High Street 1797
    "Books, &c. for sale. To be sold by auction..." Glasgow Courier 7 February 1797.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WATSON, Francis W. bookseller, stationer and librarian Glasgow
    34 Stevenson Street 1847
    42 Stevenson Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • WATSON, George bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    13 South College Street 1829-31
    bookseller and auctioneer 7 South College Street 1832
    'died 10th inst.' Johnstone's Political Register 31 October 1832
    Edin Dir;
  • WATSON, George stationer and librarian Glasgow
    23 Stevenson Street 1835
    Watson, George, & Son 36 Stevenson Street 1837-40
    Watson, George bookseller, stationer and librarian same address 1844
    23 North Albion Street 1847
    21 and 23 North Albion Street 1849
    George Watson's Public Reading Rooms same address 1849
    printer and lithographer 58 Ingram Street 1859-78
    58 and 64 Ingram Street 1879-82
    162 and 164 Ingram Street 1883-90
    George Watson & Son same addresses 1891-94
    162 Ingram Street 1894-20th Century
    William Watson of George Watson & Son is separately listed with his house address Glas Dir 1840; Advertisement Glas Dir 1847 'Begs to intimate that he has just published a new Catalogue of his Library which now consists of upwards of eight thousand volumes'.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • WATSON, James lithographic printer Aberdeen
    Lithographic Printing Office 44 Upper Kirkgate 1829-37
    Beavan assumes that he must have been a journeyman printer, but his presence in Pigot would suggest otherwise. The apprenticeship certificate of a lithographer 1832 with his signature shows him to have been master of a lithographic establishment at that date. In the 1833 Aberdeen Directory he is shown as Clerk for Taylor & Co, but in 1836 he is listed as lithographer at 44 Upper Kirkgate which is the same address as the Lithographic Printing Office. It seems likely that he was the owner of the office from 1829.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • WATSON, James printer Edinburgh
    In the Grassmarket at the foot of Heriot's Bridge 1686
    Holy-Rood-House 1686-67
    An Aberdeen merchant. In 1685-6 he acquired the printing house of J. van Solingen and J. Colmar and occupied the same premises in the Grassmarket, though no book of Watson's with this imprint has been found. In February 1686, his premises having been broken into by the populace and his workmen (including Thomas Noble) ill-treated, he was taken under royal protection, and his press set up in the precincts of Holyrood Palace. He was also appointed printer to his Majesties Royal Family and Household, and granted other privileges. His son James Watson, was One of the King's Printers and the author of The History of the Art of Printing. Edinburgh, 1713. The father died in 1687, his will being registered 21 December 1687. He was succeeded by Peter Bruce.
    Aldis 1904; EdinTest
  • WATSON, James printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    In Warriston's Closs, over against the Luckenbooths 1695
    In Craig's Closs on the North side of the Cross 1697
    Printing-office Craig's Close on the North side of the Cross 1699-1709
    Shop next door to the Red-Lyon, opposite the Lucken-Booths 1709-14
    One of Her (His) Majesty's Printers same address 1713-19
    His Majesty's Printer Edinburgh 1720-22
    The Widow and Assigns of James Watson, one of His Majesty's Printers Edinburgh 1722-23
    Born at Aberdeen son of James Watson; in 1695 he removed to Edinburgh. Burgess by act of Council of 15 May 12 June 1695.A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 30 November 1699. Imprisoned in 1700 for printing Scotland's Grievance Respecting Darien. Mrs Anderson attempted to shut his office in 1701, but Watson appealed successfully to The privy Council.The imprint of The Song of Solomon (1701) reads Glasgow: printed by James Watson in the Gorbals, and sold at his house in Craig's Closs, Edinburgh. He published A specimen of types in James Watson's printing-house. Being a sermon on Heb. ix 27 Edinburgh, in 1706. In 1706 he also published the first part of A choice collection of comic and serious Scots Poems both ancient and modern. A further two parts followed in 1709 and 1711. In 1711, on the expiry of Mrs Anderson's gift, he was appointed Queen's Printer in conjunction with Freebairn and Baskett; this gift was forfeited in 1716 and a new one drawn in favour of Baskett and Mrs Anderson. In 1713 he published his The History of the Art of Printing, which contains another type specimen. In 1721 he published a broadside Rules and directions to be observed in printing-houses. Edinburgh, 1721, which is in The National Library of Scotland. He died 24 September 1722, his will proved 19 December 1722, and was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard a few paces SW of Good's headstone.
    His widow, Jean Smith married Mr Thomas Herriot, bookseller 6 July 1725, died in August 1731. An auction sale of Bibles and other books printed by Mr Watson was advertised Caledonian Mercury 4 March 1737 by Davidson and Trail. The National Library of Scotland possesses Information for Mrs Anderson, Her Majesties printer, against James Watson, printer [1701]; Unto the Right Honourable, The Marquess of Tweeddale... the petition of James Watson... for himself, and in name of the Hail printers and book-sellers in Edinburgh. [1711?]; John Baskett His Majesty's printer in London and the representatives of Andrew Anderson... appelts. James Watson... respondt. The respondent's case [1717]; A previous view of the case between John Baskett... plaintiff and Henry Parson... defendant. 1720.
    Timperley 627; Aldis 1904; EdinBurg; GreyBuri; NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest; EdinMarr; W. J. Couper. 'James Watson: merchant in Aberdeen and Royal Printer at Edinburgh'. Aberdeen Book-Lover ii.141-5 (1918); John S. Gibb. James Watson, printer. EBS Publications [No.2] 1890-91; DNB; D. Wyn Evans. 'James Watson of Edinburgh: a Bibliography of Works from his Press 1695-1722'. Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Transactions v. 1-145 (1982).
  • WATSON, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1707
    Indweller in S.S.E. parish married Janet Scot late servant to the late William Ramsay merchant, burgess, now in South West parish married 18 November 1707.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind
  • WATSON, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1732
    Married Margaret Hog daughter of the late Mr William Hog advocate 16 June 1732.
  • WATSON, James printer Edinburgh
    Hyndford's Close 1774
    painter same address 1775-77
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, James, ELDER, John & Company booksellers Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1790
    19 and 20 Parliament Close 1791
    James Watson & Co. stationers and booksellers 40 South Bridge East side 1792-1802
    James Watson was a Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 18 November 1790. They had a circulating library in 1800.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • WATSON, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Grant's Close, West Bow 1793-97
    Apprenticed to James Taylor bookbinder National Library of Scotland Acc.12009 Letter from Jas Taylor 18 March 1795.
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    6 Milne Square 1822-35
    7 Milne Square 1836-44
    6 Milne Square Gray 1837
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WATSON, James paper maker Duntocher and Kilsyth
    Duntocher 1817-25
    Townhead Mill 1832
    Mills No 22 and 72. No 22 is not in the 1832 Mill List. No 72 was in the hands of John Luke in 1853. It is in the 1852 Mill List without an owner's name.
  • WATSON, James librarian Pollokshaws
    1 Wilson Street 1834
    Fowler 1834
  • WATSON, John stationer [stranger] Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1669
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 4 April 1669. Two registers for this date one gives 'stationer' the other 'stranger'.
  • WATSONE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1671
    Married Isobel Willson 20 October 1671.
  • WATSON, John musicseller Edinburgh
    34 North Bridge 1794
    Williamson 1794
  • WATSON, John carver, gilder and printseller Edinburgh
    12 South Bridge, West side 1796-99
    J. and W. Watson same address 1800
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Foot of Stevenlaw's Close 1823
    162 High Street 1824
    'Covenant Close' New Dir 1824; Pigot 1825.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WATSON, John lithographic printer Glasgow
    169 George Street 1821-25
    230 George Street 1826
    Produced a cartoon journal The Glasgow [later Northern] Looking Glass 1825-26.
    Pigot 1825; Schenck
  • WATSON, John bookbinder Glasgow
    9 Gallowgate 1835
    Glas Dir
  • WATSON, John foreman papermaker Greenock
    Overton Paper Mill 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • WATSON, John bookseller Kinross
    Kinross 1733-39
    Sold copies of Ebenezer Erskine's A treasure of Gospel grace. Edinburgh 1733 and William Wilson's A vindictication and defence of the Christian people's divine right to choose their own ministers. Edinburgh, 1739.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WATSON, Richard newspaper office Glasgow
    Argus newspaper office, 25 Queen Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • WATSON, Robert & Co stationers and general merchants Edinburgh
    London Stationery Warehouse and General Agents 13 South St Andrew Street 1821
    Robert Watson admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 14 December 1821.
  • WATSON, Thomas O. typefounder Edinburgh
    of Duncan Sinclair & Sons 13 Annandale Street 1846-53
    7 Annandale Street 1854-55
    no trade same address 1856
    28 India Street 1857
    In Edin Dir 1845 he appears to have been of the Commercial Bank.
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, W. F. bookseller Edinburgh
    52 Princes Street 1837-61
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, William apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1676
    Son to David Watson gardener at Melven Castell, apprenticed to William Gib stationer 15 March 1676.
  • WATSON, William bookseller Edinburgh
    South Bridge Street 1792
    Edin Dir
  • WATSON, William printer Edinburgh
    54 Causewayside 1814-20
    Correspondent Printing Office Gosford's Close 1821
    Gosford's Close, Lawnmarket 1822-23
    51 North Bridge-street Pigot 1820
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • WATSON, William bookseller Greenock
    New Street, Tait's Glasgow Directory 1783
    Greenock 1791-1800
    32 William Street 1820
    Hamilton Street 1825
    bookseller and Stamp Office 2 Hamilton Street 1831
    Stamp Office 3 Church Place 1834-36
    Sold copies of Andrew Duncanson's Divine agency necessary to the propagation of Christianity. Glasgow, 1796.
    Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; 1825; Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836
  • WATT and BAILLIE bookseller Leith
    New Quay 1808-09
    Probably James Watt q.v.
    Edin Dir
  • WATT & M'DONALD bookbinders Glasgow
    5 Hutcheson Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • WATT & PRENTICE bookbinders and pocket book makers Glasgow
    Wellington Court 22 Argyle Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WATT, David bookbinder Annan
    Murray Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WATT, David engraver and seal engraver Edinburgh
    134 High Street 1817-21
    same address - shop 18 North Bridge 1822
    3 Milne Square 1823
    37 North Bridge 1824-34
    silver and copperplate engraver and printer same address 1835-38
    67 North Bridge 1839-49
    3 East Register Street 1850-51
    Married Jacobina Christie. Apprentice: Henry Forbes Burgess 4 August 1828. New Dir 1824 '3 Milne Square'. Johnston says he died 31 Jan 1842.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Johnst3
  • WATT, Helen printer Montrose
    Allisons Close 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WATT, Hugh bookseller Edinburgh
    44 Leith Street 1832-37
    and bookbinder same address 1838-43
    18 Elm Row 1844-48
    Terrace. Burgess as apprentice to father James Watt bookbinder and stationer Leith 18 March 1839; apprenticed same day as from 1 January 1812.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; EdinBurg

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