Watt - Williamson, John

  • WATT, J[ames] & P[hilip] stationers Leith
    Waterloo Buildings, 30 Bernard Street 1822-24
    30 Bernard Street 1825-27
    and newspaper agents same address 1828-29
    and musicsellers same address 1830-31
    Philip Watt same address 1832-37
    Philip Watt 30 Bernard Street Edin Dir 1837. James Watt late stationer 23 Kirkgate Edin Dir 1827. James Watt was the son of David Watt, miller in Stockbridge, apprenticed to Alexander Smiton bookbinder for 6 years 11 May 1797. Burgess as apprentice to Alexander Smiton bookbinder 11 May 1797; Guild Brother 9 October 1821.. Apprentice: Hugh Watt 18 March 1839.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • WATT, James printer Aberdeen
    49 St Nicholas Street 1825
    Printer of The North Briton.
    Beavan
  • WATT, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Foot of Anchor Close 1793
    Anchor Close 1794-1803
    Old Post-Office Stairs, Parliament Close Denovan's 1804
    Parliament Square 1805-09
    Apprentice: Abraham Thomson Burgess 20 April 1809; John Stevenson Burgess 7 December 1820.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • WATT, James bookseller Edinburgh
    9 Brighton Street 1846-54
    Edin Dir
  • WATT, James bookseller Leith
    Watt and Baillie New Quay 1808-9
    James Watt, Shore 1810-12
    82 Shore 1813-21
    Waterloo Buildings 1823
    30 Bernard Street 1825
    J. & P. Watt same address 1827
    Edin Dir
  • WATT, James printer Montrose
    High Street Pigot 1820-25
    Helen Watt, Allison's Close Pigot 1837
    James Watt Montrose 1841
    19 High Street Angus & Mearns Directory 1846
    34 High Street Slater 1852
    Printer and Publisher of The Montrose Review 1820-25, he published a number of chapbooks of which there is a volume in the Lauriston Castle Collection in the National Library of Scotland. One is dated 1814, but the others, all undated, look much later. He also issued a numbered penny series of children's books. Watt & Co of Montrose were licensed to print The Shorter Catechism 18 October and The Psalms in metre 9 November 1841. 'James Watt [the elder], publisher of The Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review, established 1811, while on his passage to London fell overboard and was drowned 16 December 1825'. Timperley p.897. James Watt, printer Montrose subscribed to Alexander Low. Low's mixture of poetry and prose. Montrose, 1841. Publisher of The Angus & Mearns Remembrancer 1852
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • WATT, John printer Aberdeen
    8 Henderson's Court, 48 Broad Street 1832
    9 Guest Row 1834-37
    Printer of The Scots Champion, The Aberdeen Monitor and The Quizzing Glass.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • WATT, John bookbinder and paper ruler Dundee
    22 Barrack Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WATT, John corrector of Messrs Ruddiman's printing house Edinburgh
    Edinburgh before 1778
    Anna, only daughter of deceased John Watt, married John Cumming writer 27 August 1778.
    EdinMarr
  • WATT, John printer Edinburgh
    32 Cumberland Street 1846
    Edin Dir
  • WATT, John bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Glasgow
    426 Argyll Street 1844-49
    Glas Dir
  • WATT, John foreman bookbinder Greenock
    at Neil and Frazer's [sic] 1 Hamilton Street 1834
    Fowler 1834
  • WATT, John bookseller stationer and bookbinder Greenock
    6 William Street 1836-37
    Fowler 1836; Pigot 1837
  • WATT, Philip stationer and musicseller Leith
    J. & P. Watt 30 Bernard Street 1822-31
    Philip Watt same address 1832-37
    Printed Advertisement Gray's Dir 1832, 1836.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WATT, Robert bookseller and bookbinder Annan
    Murray Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WATT, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    at E. Balfour's Journal Office ca 1780
    Born about 1762, illegitimate son of a gentleman in Angus, who took his mother's name as was usual, he received a good education at Perth, and at 16 was apprenticed to a lawyer. 'from some religious scruple took a disgust to the work' and became shopman to Elphinston Balfour, at The Journal Office. Wanting a partnership, his friends raised the money. When this was refused entered the wine & spirit trade, but was ruined by the start of the French Revolution. He took part in the British Convention, and when this was dispersed, he and Mr David Downie, a goldsmith, set about fomenting a revolution. At first they tried to suborn the Hopetoun Fencibles with handbills printed for that purpose, but that failing ordered two thousand pike-heads from two smiths who had enrolled among the friends of the people. David Downie was banished but Watt was executed for treason in 1794.
    Kay (under Downie); Trial of Robert Watt for High Treason. Edinburgh, 1795
  • WATT, Thomas engraver, lithographer and draughtsman Glasgow
    107 Buchanan Street 1848-49
    191 Argyle Street 1850-51
    Glas Dir; Schenck; Johnst3
  • WAUDBY, John bookseller Edinburgh
    83 Rose Street 1811-12
    80 High Street 1817-18
    Edin Dir
  • WAUGH, [John] & INNES booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    Oliphant [William] and Brown, High Street 1807
    2 Hunter Square 1808
    Oliphant and Balfour, same address 1809-10
    Oliphant [William], Waugh [John] and Innes same address 1811-17
    Waugh [John] and Innes and publishers 2 Hunter Square 1818-23
    Printers to the Church of Scotland and Booksellers to His Majesty same address 1824-25
    and 31 Hanover Street 1826-36
    Engraved advertisement Edin Dir 1824 (trade card 'Booksellers to His Majesty'); Bankrupt 1836. Sequestration in SRO 1836.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; SRO CS231/W/2/24
  • WAUGH, John bookseller Edinburgh
    of Oliphant, Waugh and Innes 2 Hunter Square 1816
    Edin Dir
  • WEBSTER, Archibald bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1735-53
    Sold a number of Antiburgher sermons and pamphlets.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WEBSTER, David printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    38 Nicholson Square 1814
    6 Horse Wynd 1817
    35 West College Street 1818-19
    22 Lothian Road 1820
    David Webster & Son printer and bookseller 6 Horsewynd 1821-23
    David Webster same address 1824-25
    David Webster & Son 20 Lothian Street Pigot 1820; David Webster 6 Horse Wynd, Cowgate Pigot 1825. Printed an edition of Dougal Graham's A comical dialogue between Maggie and Janet in 1820.
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • WEBSTER, David bookbinder Paisley
    Paisley 1824
    210 High Street 1825
    Had his Original Scottish Rhymes; humorous and satirical printed for him in Paisley by J. Fraser, 1824
    Pigot 1825
  • WEBSTER, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1797
    Married Robina daughter of deceased John More miller at the Water of Leith 23 March 1797.
    EdinMarr
  • WEBSTER, John writing paper maker Glasgow and Cathcart
    57 Argyll Street 1828-35
    Millholm, Cathcart and Wilson's Court, Argyll Street 1832
    Wilson's Court 57 Argyle Street and Mill Holm, Cathcart 1837
    Mill No 18. 'paper manufacturer' 1835; Millholm paper mill, Cathcart by Glasgow 1832. In 1825 it belonged to Duncan Campbell & Co. In 1852 to R. & J. Couper.
    Glas Dir; Thomson; Pigot 1837
  • WEBSTER, John bookseller Old Deer
    Stewartfield 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WEBSTER, William bookseller Dundee
    121 Nethergate, House Morgans Buildings 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • WEBSTER, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Married Jean daughter of Hugh Grant chairman in Edinburgh in Canongate Kirk 22 February 1793.
    CanonMarr
  • WEDDELL [WADDELL], William manager for His Majesty's Printers Edinburgh
    King's Warehouse Buildings Blair Street 1804-10
    [house] Dundas Street 1811
    32 Dundas Street 1812
    [house] Ramsay Gardens 1813-16
    [house] Blair Street 1817-28
    [house?] 21 George Square 1829-31
    no occupation same address 1832-38
    Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father William Waddell 12 July 1802. 'Weddell' Edin Dir 1805.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • WEDDELL, William stationer Edinburgh
    5 Bread Street 1835-40
    9 Bread Street and 32 Leith Street 1841-43
    bookbinder and stationer same addresses 1844
    Edinburgh Bible Warehouse 32 Leith Street 1845
    32 Leith Street and 9 Bread Street 1846-48
    48 South Bridge and 32 Leith Street 1849
    48 South Bridge 1850-70
    48 South Bridge and 8 West Newington 1871
    48 South Bridge and 7 West Newington 1872-85
    48 South Bridge and 48 Newington Road 1886-87
    48 South Bridge and 60 Newington Road 1888-92
    48 South Bridge 1893-20th Century
    Advertisement mentioned in text Edin Dir 1845 but not found.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WEDDERSPOON See WOTHERSPOON
  • [EDINBURGH] WEEKLY CHRONICLE newspaper office Edinburgh
    Parliament Stairs 210 High Street (printer Robert Hardie) 1819-24
    297 High Street 1825-28
    1 West Register Street 1829
    10 Princes Street 1830
    78 Princes Street 1831-33
    19 James Square 1833
    54 North Bridge 1834-36
    37 North Bridge 1837-40
    241 High Street 1841-45
    2 Hunter Square 1846-47
    10 Princes Street in the list of Edinburgh Newspapers Edin Dir 1829-31, 1 West Register Street in main sequence Edin Dir 1829.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833; Pigot 1837
  • [EDINBURGH] WEEKLY JOURNAL newspaper office Edinburgh
    251 High Street 1819-43
    27 Hanover Street 1844-45
    30 Hanover Square 1846
    2 Hunter Square 1847
    Printed by James Ballantyne & Co 1825-43.
    Edin Dir
  • WEEKLY EXPRESS newspaper office Edinburgh
    22 Waterloo Place 1847
    279 High Street 1848
    Edin Dir
  • WEEKLY REGISTER newspaper office Edinburgh
    23 Waterloo Place 1843-50
    22 Waterloo Place Edin Dir 1847; 1849
    Edin Dir
  • WEIR [Robert] & KENNEDY paper maker and stationer Glasgow
    8 Argyll Street 1815
    10 Argyll Street 1818-20
    10 & 11 Argyle-street 1820
    Robert Weir merchant Argyle Street partner in Weir and Kennedy stationers Burgess and Guild Brother by purchase 11 August 1817.
    Glas Dir; GlasBurg; Pigot 1820
  • WEIR & KERR wholesale stationers Glasgow
    89 Queen Street 1835
    Glas Dir
  • WEIR, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1670
    His wife Margaret, was sister of Major Weir, and a witness at his trial in 1670.
    Aldis 1904; Ravillac Redivivus. London, 1678 p.65.
  • WEIR, Alexander bookseller and printer Paisley
    Paisley 1759-68
    near the Cross 1769-83
    John Weir same address. Tait's Glasgow Directory 1783.
    J. Weir Paisley 1786-93
    Alexander Weir and Archibald M'Lean printer Paisley 1769-74
    Alexander Weir Paisley 1774-80
    "Intimation to the creditors of John Weir, bookseller in Paisley... the said John Weir, has accordingly granted a trust right of his subjects..." Glasgow Courier 9 February 1792. "Alexander Cameron, bookseller and stationer... has commenced business East end of the Old Bridge in the shop formerly possessed by the late Mr. Weir." Glasgow Courier 9 December 1794.
    NLS Impr Ind; Crawford
  • WEIR, Daniel bookseller Greenock
    2 Cathcart-street 1820
    book and chartseller and bookbinder Cathcart Street 1825
    Nautical Instrument Warehouse 57 Cathcart Street 1831
    Published a History of the Town of Greenock. Greenock, 1829.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Fowler 1831
  • WEIR, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1778
    Daughter Mary married Alexander Donaldson tailor 11 March 1778.
    EdinMarr


    WEIR, James merchant Cessford
    Cessford 1727-43
    Sold copies of works by Rutherford, Whitefield and the Erskines.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WEIR, John librarian Carluke
    Carluke 1852
    Subscription library
    Slater 1852
  • WEIR, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Th. Brown, J. Glen and J. Weir Edinburgh 1681
    Son to late George Weir, couper in Leith, apprenticed with William Paterson bookseller 12 August 1663. Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to William Paterson stationer 19 November 1679. G. de Scuddery's Les femmes illustres translated by James Innes was published by these three bookseller in 1681.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg; Aldis 1904
  • WEIR, John bookseller and printer Paisley
    Alexander Weir Paisley 1759-68
    near the Cross 1769-83
    John Weir same address. Tait's Glasgow Directory 1783.
    John Weir Paisley 1786-93
    Alexander Weir and Archibald M'Lean printers Paisley 1769-74
    Alexander Weir Paisley 1774-82
    John Weir printer Paisley 1791
    "Intimation to the creditors of John Weir, bookseller in Paisley... the said John Weir, has accordingly granted a trust right of his subjects..." Glasgow Courier 9 February 1792. "Alexander Cameron, bookseller and stationer... has commenced business East end of the Old Bridge in the shop formerly possessed by the late Mr. Weir." Glasgow Courier 9 December 1794.
    NLS Impr Ind; Crawford
  • WEIR, John bookseller Paisley
    256 High-street 1820
    Near the Steeple 1823
    stationer 265 High-street 1825
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Crawford
  • WEIR, Richard copperplate printer Glasgow
    62 Bridgegate 1809
    Glas Dir
  • WEIR, Robert apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1744
    Son of Walter Weir, stabler, apprenticed to Walter and Thomas Ruddimans printers 7 November 1744.
    EdinPren
  • WEIR, Robert bookbinder Glasgow
    6 Argyll Street 1809
    Glas Dir
  • WEIR, Robert paper maker Glasgow
    Herbertshire Mill Dunipace 1824-33
    Carron Mill, Denny: Glasgow warehouse 42 Virginia Street 1825
    76 Virginia Street 1828
    Cathcart Mill and Stoneywood Mill and 12 Miller Street 1832
    Queen's Court, 62 Queen Street 1835
    and wholesale stationer 44 Queen's Street 1837-49
    'Cathcart Mill, near Glasgow (Mill No 19)' and 'Stoneywood Mill, Denny, Stirlingshire' (Mill No 39) 1832; Cathcart belonged to Archibald Muir & Co in 1825; by 1852 Cathcart was in the hands of S. Lindsay, and the mill at Denny in those of A. Duncan and Sons. Andrew Duncan took a tenancy of the Herbertshire Mill in 1834 and bought it outright in 1860.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Thomson; Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • WEIR, William bookseller Douglas
    Douglas 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WELSH, James bookseller Aberdeen
    Ann Street 1833
    Skene Square 1835
    Aberdeen 1836
    Beavan
  • WELSH, William bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Aberdeen
    Broad Street near Marischal College Gate 1821-22
    Bankrupt 1822, stock probably bought by Lewis Smith. Aberdeen Journal 13 June 1821; 22 May 1822.
    Beavan
  • WELSH, William book vendor Aberdeen
    60 Spital 1843
    Beavan
  • WEMYSS [WYMESS], William stationer Edinburgh
    Grassmarket North Side 1788
    Grassmarket 1790
    William Wemyss bookseller married Anne daughter of the deceased John Baptie vintner 30 September 1789.
    Edin Dir; EdinMarr
  • WEMYSS, William printer Leith
    Leith 1772
    Daughter Isobel married Dalrymple Brodie sclator in Leith 29 November 1772.
    EdinMarr
  • WEMYSS, William bookseller Peterhead
    Broad Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WEST BOW, printed at the foot of the See William FORREST 1773-78
  • WEST, Charles stationer and librarian Glasgow
    156 High Street 1835-37
    bookseller and stationer same address 1840
    bookseller, stationer and librarian 179 High Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WEST, Edward and Company booksellers and stationers, circulating library and public reading rooms Edinburgh
    [James] Robertson, [Edward] West and Company 7 Parliament Square 1822
    [house] 20 South St Andrew Street 1822-23
    11 Register Street, St Andrew's Square 1823-25
    [house] 10 Terrace 1824-25
    Edward West 3 Albany Street 1826-28
    1 Albany Street 1829
    Burgess in right of father William West hairdresser 27 October 1836.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; EdinBurg
  • WEST, John engraver Edinburgh
    2 Mansfield Place 1829
    19 New Street 1830
    Edin Dir
  • WEST, John engraver Edinburgh
    13 East Adam Street 1833-52
    162 Pleasance 1853-57
    12 Charles Street 1858-65
    54 Buccleuch Street 1866-69
    53 Buccleuch Street 1870-72
    Gray 1833; Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WESTERN INDEPENDENT newspaper office Paisley
    5 Moss Street 1834
    Also known as The Paisley, Johnstone, and Renfrew Newsman. James Adam editor of The Western Independent.
    Fowler 1834
  • WESTON, THOMSON and MILLER printing ink makers Edinburgh
    108 Fountainbridge 1833
    Gray 1833
  • WESTONS booksellers and circulating library Edinburgh
    1 South College Street 1838
    Edin Dir
  • WESTON, John & Co. booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    5 Infirmary Street 1841
    38 Lothian Street 1842
    25 Lothian Street 1843-47
    John Weston same address 1848-50
    45 Lothian Street 1851-52
    2 West College Street 1853-85
    Richard Weston same address 1886-87
    Edin Dir
  • WESTON, Richard bookseller Edinburgh
    70 Candlemaker Row New Dir 1824
    37 Lothian Street 1825-26
    and stationer and circulating library same address 1827-31
    Richard Weston & Son same address 1832-37
    31 Lothian Street 1838-39
    Richard Weston & Co booksellers and stationers 15 Lothian Street 1841-43.
    The son was John Weston 1835-36. Not in Edin Dir 1840.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WESTON, Richard junior bookseller, stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    49 Nicolson Street 1833-36
    1 South College Street 1837
    Weston's booksellers and circulating librarians same address 1838
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WESTON [NESTON], Thomas running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763
    married Janet daughter to Alexander Dunbar running stationer 20 March 1763 [Neston under Dunbar].
    EdinMarr
  • WESTONS booksellers and circulating library Edinburgh
    1 South College Street 1838
    Edin Dir
  • WESTWOOD, Alexander. bookseller Cupar in Fife
    Lady Wynd 1852
    Cupar 1853-65
    5 Cross 1866
    Slater 1852
  • WHELAN, Abraham bookbinder and librarian Glasgow
    94 Stockwell 1835
    'Whellan' in trade index under Bookbinders Glas Dir 1835.
    Glas Dir
  • WHITE PAPER COMPANY See SCOTS WHITE WRITING PAPER COMPANY
  • WHITE & DE MONTI music sellers Glasgow
    598 Argyll Street 1815
    Glas Dir
  • WHITE, Andrew bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1820
    Implicated in the 'Battle of Bonnymuir' in 1820, tried at Stirling, found guilty of High Treason and transported for life.
    Peter Mackenzie. Reminiscences of Glasgow. vol.1 p.152, 1890.
  • WHITE, Andrew bookbinder Paisley
    3 St Mirren Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WHITE, Charles printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1772
    Married Katherine daughter of deceased Robert Briar labourer in Douglas 24 May 1772.
    EdinMarr
  • WHITE, David bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    5 Baker Place 1833-35
    and circulating library 6 Baker's Place 1836-45
    4 Baker's Place 1846-49
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WHITE, George printer Edinburgh
    24 Bristo Street 1814-15
    3 Windmill Street 1816
    Edin Dir
  • WHITE, George printer Edinburgh
    Stevenlaw's Close [134 High Street] 1823-24
    West Register Street 1826-31
    [3 West] Register Place 1832-39
    3 Register Place 1840-45
    'Overseer Wallace & Co' Gray's Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1836
  • WHITE, James toy and music seller Aberdeen
    toy and music shop Netherkirkgate 1782
    End of the Broadgate 1788
    Perhaps ran a music circulating library. Aberdeen Journal 1 July 1788.
    Beavan
  • WHITE, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    West Port 1793-96
    Edin Dir
  • WHITE, James printer Edinburgh
    21 London Street 1847
    Perhaps a mistake for Whitehead.
    Edin Dir
  • WHITE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Married Margaret daughter of deceased Alexander Milne glover 15 June 1793.
    EdinMarr
  • WHITE, John & Sons engravers, seal engravers and lapidaries Edinburgh
    34 North Bridge 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WHITE, John bookseller Kilmarnock
    70 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WHITE, Joseph wholesale stationer Glasgow
    at James Lumsden & Son, 20 Queen Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • WHITE, Margaret bookseller Beith
    Main-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WHITE, Patrick [Peter] bookbinder Edinburgh
    Peter White Bow Head 1778
    Advocates Close 1780
    West Bow Head 1782
    Bow Head 1786-88
    Dunbar's Close, Lawnmarket 1793
    Fishmarket Close 1794-97
    Foot Campbell's Close, Cowgate 1799-1803
    East Campbell's Close, Cowgate Denovan's 1804
    Peter White same address 1805-10
    145 Cowgate 1811-27
    Cowgate, Dewar's Close 1828
    106 West Bow 1829
    100 West Bow 1830-33
    6 James Court 1834-38
    Married Margaret daughter of deceased James Beverley shoemaker 20 May 1782. Patrick and Peter are sometimes used interchangeably in Scotland in the 18th Century. White is Peter Edin Dir 1780, 1782, 1788 and 1805-10.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • WHITE, Peter [Patrick] bookbinder Edinburgh
    Bow Head 1778
    Advocates Close 1780
    West Bow Head 1782
    Patrick White same address 1786
    Bow Head 1788
    Dunbar's Close, Lawnmarket 1793
    Fishmarket Close 1794-97
    Foot Campbell's Close, Cowgate 1799-1803
    East Campbell's Close Cowgate 1804-10
    145 Cowgate 1811-27
    Cowgate, Dewar's Close 1828
    106 West Bow 1829
    100 West Bow 1830-33
    6 James Court 1834-38
    See also Patrick White. Peter and Patrick were often used interchangeably in eighteenth-century Scotland.
    Edin Dir
  • WHITE, Peter printer Edinburgh
    3 Register Place 1849
    Edin Dir
  • WHITE, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1783
    Married Helen daughter of Robert Young ship carpenter in Anstruther Easter 3 June 1783.
    EdinMarr
  • WHITEHEAD [James] & BURNS [Walter] booksellers, bookbinders, stationers, letterpress, lithographic and copperplate printers & engravers Cupar
    6 Bonnygate, Printing Works at Burnside 1849-April 1857
    [James] Whitehead and [John Cunningham] Orr same address 1857
    J.C. Orr same address 1857-69
    Successors to G.S. Tullis of Tullis Press. When George Smith Orr died on 7 May 1848, he left a five-year-old son, Robert Tullis, as his heir. George's brother William took over the management of the firm for his nephew. He sold the firm and the copyright of the newspaper to James Whitehead and Walter Burns, but retained the ownership of the buildings. James Whitehead, who died in 1858, was the son of John Whitehead, a famer of Muthill in Perthshire. He may have benn the James Whitehead, bookseller in Kinross from at least September 1836 until October 1844, when he went bankrupt. In about 1845, he was manager of Tullis's bookshop in the Bonnygate, Cupar. Walter Burns, who was born 16 August 1824, was the son of the Rev, William Hamilton Burns of Kilsyth, and had been associated in running The Fife Herald since October 1846. He married Agnes Steen, daughter of Rev I Steen of the Royal Institution of Belfast on 30 October 1855. In April 1857, he decided to move to Ireland and settled in Newry. J.C. Orr bought the press from Whitehead and Burns in 1857 and went bankrupt in 1869.
    Schenck; Slater 1852; Campbell Cupar
  • WHITEHEAD, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    Carruber's Close 1799
    Charles's Street 1800-01
    Edin Dir
  • WHITEHEAD, Alexander Gordon printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1783-1801
    Married Margaret daughter of Alexander Jardine printer 2 June 1795.
    EdinMarr; Johnst3
  • WHITEHEAD, Edmund printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    Alexander Jardine and Edmund Whitehead Forrester's Wynd 1799-1803
    Alexander Jardine same address 1804
    Jonathan Edwards' A history of the work of redemption, 1799 has the imprint Edinburgh: printed for and by Alexander Jardine and Edmund Whitehead. This suggests that Edmund Whitehead was a partner in the firm of Alexander Jardine & Co.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WHITEHEAD, James printer Edinburgh
    21 London Road 1846-47
    White in 1847
    Edin Dir
  • WHITEHEAD, James bookseller Kinross
    Kinross 1837
    Pigot 1837


    WHITELAW, Alexander corrector to the press Glasgow
    University Press, Glasgow, 1825
    James M'Conechy. An Introductory Address delivered on the 19th of March 1825, on the formation of a Literary and Scientific Institution among the workmen of the University Printing Office, Glasgow with a reply by James A. Begg. Glasgow, 1825
  • WHITELAW, James newspaper agent Edinburgh
    3 Wallace Place 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • WHITLAW, John printer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1776
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased John Whitlaw maltman. 28 November 1776.
    GlasBurg
  • WHITELAW, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    11 Drummond-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WHITNELL, Edward hardware and stationer Aberdeen
    38 North Gallery, New Market 1845
    Beavan
  • WHITSON, Robert bookseller Galashiels
    Over Haugh 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WHITTET, James copperplate printer Perth
    South Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WHITTET, James printer Perth
    St John Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WHYTE, Andrew wholesale stationer Edinburgh
    [W] Sommerville, Fullerton & Co 9 Blair Street 1823-25
    Sommerville, White and Fullerton wholesale and retail stationers same address 1826-29
    [W.] Somerville, [Andrew] Whyte & Co same address 1830-32
    41 St Andrew Square 1833-34
    8 South St David's Street 1835
    25 North Bridge 1836-37
    Andrew Whyte 1 Hunter's Square 1838-44
    8 South St David Street 1845-53
    8 and 10 South St David Street 1854-57
    Andrew Whyte & Son same address 1858-60
    4 North St David Street 1861-65
    2 and 4 North St David Street 1866-69
    2 North St David Street 1870-80
    4 North St David Street 1885
    Easter Road and 4 North St David Street 1886-87
    Easter Road and 15 Clyde Street 1888-98
    Bothwell Works, Easter Road and 15 Clyde Street 1898-20th Century
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WHYTE, Andrew bookbinder Paisley
    Coffee Room Buildings 4 Lillias Wynd 1831
    Coffee Room Buildings 3 Lillias Wynd 1834
    Fowler 1831, 1834
  • WHYTE, David K. bookseller Edinburgh
    12 South St Andrew's Street 1824-25
    13 George's Street 1826-27
    William Whyte & Co booksellers, stationers and musicsellers same address 1828-33
    David K. Whyte 10 Scotland Street 1834-43
    17 Hope Crescent 1844-46
    10 Scotland Street 1847-49
    Edin Dir
  • WHYTE, H.S. bookbinder and paper ruler Leith
    15 St Andrew Street 1841
    57 Charlotte Street 1842
    Edin Dir
  • WHYTE, Henry S. bookbinder Montrose
    16 High Street 1846
    Advt. House Victoria Place
    Angus 1846
  • WHYTE, James paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1764
    Married Janey daughter to deceased Alexander Mackie weaver in St Ninians 29 April 1764.
    EdinMarr
  • WHYTE [WHYTT], James bookseller and auctioneer Edinburgh and Leith
    14 South St Andrew Street 1817-22
    bookseller 3 Morton Street, Leith 1822-23
    14 St Andrew's Street 1824
    3 Morton Place, Leith - saleroom 14 St Andrew Square 1824-27
    bookseller 13 George Street 1826-27
    circulating library 13 George Street 1828-32
    bookseller 3 Morton Street Leith 1828-33
    'and circulating library' New Dir 1824. 3 Morton Street, Leith New Dir 1824.. The Edinburgh addresses are the same as those of David K. Whyte and William & Co.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; Gray 1833
  • WHYTE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Isobel daughter of deceased Stephen Smith weaver at Ord near Berwick 5 October 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • WHYTE, Thomas paper maker Rothes
    Rothes 1810-16
    Thomson
  • WHYTE, W. bookseller Beith
    Beith 1768-96
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WHYTE, William music and bookseller Edinburgh
    1 South Saint Andrew's Street 1799-1804
    'William White' bookseller same address 1805-08
    16 South Saint Andrews Street 1809-10
    12 South Saint Andrews Street 1811-18
    William Whyte and Company same address 1819-20
    and musicsellers 12 South St Andrew Street 1821-24
    12 South St Andrew Street and 13 George Street 1825
    13 George Street 1826-28
    William Whyte & Co same address 1829-31
    Booksellers to her Majesty same address 1832-38
    Booksellers to the Queen Dowager same address 1839-45
    Booksellers to the late Queen Dowager same address 1846-50
    late publishers and booksellers to Queen Adelaide same address 1851-58
    Same address for George Whyte 1825-30. Booksellers to the Queen Dowager 1839-45. They are described as publishers in 1850. The same addresses are given for David K. and James Whyte! The National Library of Scotland has four numbered tracts by William Whyte and Co 1820-21, and The Bodleian Library has 24 numbered chapbooks by them dated 1820.
    Edin Dir
  • WHYTE, William bookseller Libberton
    Kirkbrae 1843-45
    at same address 1842 but without a trade.
    Edin Dir


    WHYTOCK, William transcriber of old manuscripts Edinburgh
    11 Montague Street 1824-26
    21 Montague Street 1827
    38 Rankeillor Street 1828
    Borough Loch 1829
    2 East Preston Street 1830-39
    and genealogist same address 1840-42
    Mrs Whytock same address 1843-47
    Edin Dir
  • WHYTT, David bookseller Edinburgh
    2 George Place Leith Walk 1822-23
    Edin Dir
  • WHYTE [WHYTT], James bookseller and auctioneer Edinburgh and Leith
    14 South St Andrew Street 1817-22
    bookseller 3 Morton Street, Leith 1822-23
    14 St Andrew's Street 1824
    3 Morton Place, Leith - saleroom 14 St Andrew Square 1824-27
    bookseller 13 George Street 1826-27
    circulating library 13 George Street 1828-32
    bookseller 3 Morton Street Leith 1828-33
    'and circulating library' New Dir 1824. 3 Morton Street, Leith New Dir 1824.. The Edinburgh addresses are the same as those of David K. Whyte and William & Co.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; Gray 1833
  • WHYTE, Miss Margaret bookbinder's agent? Paisley
    3 Thread Street 1838
    'Books taken in to bind' Paisley 1838 .
    Paisley 1838
  • WICK AND PULTNEYTOWN SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY, Wick
    Wick 1826
    John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • WICKEDSHAW, James apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1632
    Son to late James Wickedshaw, baxter in Musselburgh, apprenticed with Thomas Lawson bookseller 22 August 1632.
    EdinPren
  • WIDOW, Archibald bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1767
    George Scott apprenticed to Archibald Widow bookbinder Edinburgh 7 August 1767
    Maxted
  • WIGHTMAN, John musicseller Edinburgh
    piano tuner 8 St James Square 1843
    20 St James Square 1844
    tuner and dealer in pianos same address 1845-46
    musicseller same address 1847-48
    23 St James Square 1849
    pianoforte merchant same address 1850-54
    music warehouse 49 Hanover Street 1855-59
    46 Frederick Street 1860-64
    John Wightman & Son same address 1865-74
    14[A] George Street 1875-84
    13 Castle Street 1885-99
    113 George Street 1900
    Edin Dir
  • WIGHTON, Andrew John grocer Dundee
    music seller 7 Hilltown 1852
    Born at Cargill Perthshire in 1804. As a young man started a grocer's business at Hilltown, Dundee. Was a member of Dundee Town Council. In his spare time he collected chiefly Scottish music, but also that of England, Ireland and Wales. He died in 1866. After his death the collection was left to Dundee Town Council.
    Slater 1852; H. M. Willsher. Wighton Collection of National Music. [typescript 1960?]
  • WILD, John paper maker Edinburgh
    Cowgate Head 1780
    Canongate Head 1782
    Edin Dir
  • WILDING, William engraver Edinburgh
    10 Rose Street 1845-46
    6 Hanover Street 1847-50
    M'Glashan and Wilding engravers and lithographic printers 26 Clyde Street 1851-57
    A. M'Glashan same address 1858-
    Edin Dir
  • WILKEN, James bookseller Paisley
    Paisley 1759-61
    J. Witherspoon's The trial of religious truth was printed for him in 1759 in Glasgow.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILKIE, David printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1786-1803
    Mercury Office, Trotter's Close, Head of West Bow 1803-11
    Jollie's Close, 593 Castlehill 1812
    593 Castlehill 1813-14
    Mercury Office 7 West Bow 1815
    Courant Office 7 West Bow 1816-18
    7 West Bow 1819-27
    76 Nicolson Street 1828-29
    120 Nicolson Street 1830-37
    Burgess in right of father John Wilkie mason 2 November 1786. Married Mary daughter of William Bookless of Inveresk 15 April 1794. Guild Brother 3 May 1803. Gray 1833 says that 120 Nicolson Street was the house address.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; Gray 1833
  • WILKIE, George bookseller Perth
    82 High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILKIE, James bookseller & bookbinder Duns
    South Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILKIE, James newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Gazette Office 5 Bank Street 1838
    120 Nicholson Street 1839-48
    71 Clerk Street 1849-50
    9 Montagu Street 1851-54
    10 South Gray Street 1855-58
    1 Park Street 1859-62
    1 Lutton Place 1863
    1 Rillbank Terrace 1864-67
    18 Rillbank Terrace 1868-75
    5 Middleby Street 1876-88
    no trade same address 1889
    Edin Dir
  • WILKIE, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    74 Candlemaker Row 1831-39
    Edin Dir
  • WILKIE, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    13 East Register Street 1837-38
    1 Milne Square 1839-45
    215 High Street 1846-53
    243 High Street 1854-61
    Edin Dir
  • WILKIE, William marbled paper maker Edinburgh
    21 George Street 1840
    paperstainer and floor cloth saloon 51 George Street 1841-43
    71 George Street 1844
    Edin Dir
  • WILKINSON, A. letterpress and lithographic printer Glasgow
    108 Argyle Street, Morrison's Court 1850-51
    Separate engraving business at 191 Argyll Street.
    Schenck
  • WILKINSON, J. & A. printers Glasgow
    75 Argyll Street 1840
    Glas Dir
  • WILLIAMS, J.A. newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Reflector Office 218 High Street 1818
    Edin Dir
  • WILLIAMS, Jacob printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1635
    Lewis Bayly's Practice of Piety has the imprint 'Printed at Edynburg by Iacob Williams, for the good of Great Britaine' and may have been printed in Amsterdam.
    Aldis 1904
  • WILLIAMSON, Adam printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1782
    Married Margaret daughter to the deceased James Johnston in Canongate Kirk 22 December 1782.
    CanonMarr
  • WILLIAMSON, Adam printer and grocer Edinburgh
    Old Fishmarket Close Denovan's 1804
    printer Old Fishmarket Close 1806-08
    Edin Dir
  • WILLIAMSON, Andro bookseller Edinburgh
    North syde of this burgh, besyde the Meill Mercatt 1580
    An ordinance of the Town Council of Edinburgh 28 October 1580, advertises that Bassandyne's Bibles 'ar to be sawld in the merchant buith of Andro Williamsoun ...'
    Aldis 1904
  • WILLIAMSON, Charles & Co printers Greenock
    Cross Shore Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WILLIAMSON, David stationer Glasgow
    12 Findlay Street 1847
    Christian name from street index Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir
  • WILLIAMSON, Francis parchment maker Edinburgh
    Bonnington Bridge 1825-43
    Francis and A. Williamson Bonnington 1844-54
    Edin Dir
  • WILLIAMSON, Gavin bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1645-81
    Married Bessie Bower 30 January 1645; His child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 20 June 1665. Will registered 27 December 1681 (Bann.Misc. ii, 296). Apprentices: William Corrow 3 May 1654; John MacGhie 1 July 1657; James Gordon 19 September 1660.
    EdinMarr; Aldis 1904; GreyBuri; EdinTest; EdinPren
  • WILLIAMSON, George printer Edinburgh
    Foot of Back Stairs 1776
    Undermost Meal-Market Stairs 1777
    messenger same address 1778-80
    Parliament Square 1782
    King's Messenger and Admiralty Macer Parliament Square, President's Stairs, 4th Door 1784-88
    Messenger at Arms Parliament Close 1790
    messenger President's Stairs 1793-94
    King's Messenger for Scotland same address 1795-97
    messenger same address 1799-1807
    King's Messenger at Arms, Mace before the High Court of Admiralty, Constable of Excise, &c. Parliament Square 1808-10
    10 Parliament Square 1811-18
    Apprenticed as a printer, George Williamson was for a time a journeyman in the Courant Office, but about 1784 became a King's Messenger and Admiral Macer for Scotland. After his apprehension in Holland, he brought Deacon Brodie back from London to Edinburgh. He died in Edinburgh 15 February 1823.
    Edin Dir; Kay
  • WILLIAMSON, George bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    9 Bread Street 1850
    Edin Dir
  • WILLIAMSON, Gilbert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1700-11
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 29 April 1700. Son, John, married Barbara Stewart 15 May 1711.
    GreyBuri; EdinMarr
  • WILLIAMSON, James bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1666-73
    Son to James Williamson merchant, apprenticed to James Steivin bookseller 28 February 1666. A bastard of James Williamson bookbinder buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 10 December 1673. A bastard of James Willeson bookbinder buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 25 July 1673.
    EdinPren; GreyBuri
  • WILLIAMSON, James apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1700
    Son to William Williamson in Tweedopbraefoot, apprenticed to John Porteous stationer 7 February 1700.
    EdinPren
  • WILLIAMSON, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1770
    Burgess and Guild brother as serving apprentice with James Duncan, younger, bookbinder 8 March 1770.
    GlasBurg
  • WILLIAMSON, John bookseller Glasgow
    Saltmarket 1783-9
    5 Saltmarket. Jones 1787.
    Sold Patrick Maxwell's An ordination sermon. Glasgow Mercury 5 October 1786.
    Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind



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