Williamson, Peter - Woodby, John

  • WILLIAMSON, Peter bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    American Coffee House, Paterson's Court, Lawnmarket 1760
    bookseller Parliament House 1761-62
    His Coffee-Room within the Parliament-House 1768
    printer and bookseller Dunbar's Close Lawnmarket 1773
    Swan's Close a little above the Guard North side 1774
    printer Front of the Royal Exchange 1775-76
    sign of the Lanthorn East end of the Luckenbooths 1780
    General Post office Luckenbooths 1782
    Penny Post Office Luckenbooths 1783-92
    vintner House, first entry to Gavanlock's land, West end of the Luckenbooth's North side 1793-97
    Keeper of the America Coffee House married Jean daughter to deceased John Colin 7 September 1760. Publisher of the Edinburgh Directory. Caledonian Mercury 11 June 1760; 1 June 1761; French and Indian cruelty exemplified in the life... of Peter Williamson... written by himself. Glasgow, 1758 etc.; The trial of divorce, at the instance of Peter Williamson... against Jean Wilson. Edinburgh, 1789; Died 19 January 1799.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Kay; DNB; Constable i 538-539; William J. Hay 'Peter Williamson's Broadside showing in topographical sequence the Streets, Wynds, Squares and Closes of Edinburgh in 1783' The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club xxii (1938)
  • WILLIAMSON, Peter printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1789
    Married Agnes Macgeorge relict of Jasper Scoular shoemaker 6 May 1789.
    EdinMarr
  • WILLIS, James carver, gilder and printseller Glasgow
    113 Nelson Street 1819
    117 Nelson Street 1820
    13 Royal Exchange Square 1835-40
    Glas Dir
  • WILLISON, David printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1769-72
    Craig's Close, High Street 1773-1819
    David Willison Esq printer Craig's Close 1820
    John Hutchison same address (printing-office late D. Willison's) 1821-22
    Becket, Cadell and Strahan booksellers in London sued him in 1775 for printing an edition of Sterne's Works. Burgess in right of his wife Jean daughter of the deceased John Bruce printer, 8 March 1781 and Guild Brother 17 August 1786. His daughter Mary married Archibald Constable 16 January 1795. Apprentices: John Small 21 September 1786; John Moir, Burgess 30 April 1801.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; McDougall. Smugglers; Constable
  • WILLISON [WILSON], Samuel printer Edinburgh
    Samuel Willison and Company Craig's Closs 1755
    Samuel Willison Turk's Close, Lawnmarket 1762
    Prentice to Thomas Lumsden printer 15 November 1738 [as Samuel Wilson], Burgess as apprentice to Thomas Lumsden, printer 17 April 1754. "There is to be sold, by publick roup, the whole types, utensils, and stock of printing materials of the printing house in Turk's Close, Lawnmarket, which belonged to Samuel Willison, printer in Edinburgh, deceased." Caledonian Mercury 22 September 1762. The will of Samuel "Wilson" printer in Edinburgh was registered 28 September 1762.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • WILLISON & DARLING, William printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1770-71
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILLOX'S LIBRARY Edinburgh
    5 North College Street 1833
    Edin Dir
  • WILLOCKS, David bookbinder Brechin
    High-street 1820-25
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • WILLOX, John bookseller and librarian Edinburgh
    5 North College Street 1829-30
    9 Nicolson Street 1831
    Willox's Library 5 North College Street 1833
    Not in Edin Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir
  • WILLOX, John engraver on wood Edinburgh
    11 Causewayside 1834-44
    This is the house address of John Willox bookseller and librarian Edin Dir 1830. Given at same address Edin Dir 1844 but without an occupation.
    Edin Dir
  • WILLOX, John newspaper office Glasgow
    Citizen office, 22 St Enoch Square 1847
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON bookseller Glasgow
    Dunlop and Wilson Glasgow 1772-98
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON and CHIRNSIDE, [Thomas] printers Edinburgh
    New Bank Close 1776
    Robert Wilson junior and Company same address 1777
    Mundell and Wilson Back Stairs 1778
    Wilson and Mundell New Bank Close 1780
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON MCCORMICK & Co printer, bookseller and newspaper printer Ayr
    Ayr Advertiser Main-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WILSON, [Archibald] and MUNRO pocket-book makers and bookbinders Edinburgh
    172 High Street 1817
    233 High Street 1818
    Archibald Wilson 55 Potterrow [home address?] 1819
    233 High Street 1820-21
    William Wilson same address 1822
    10 Hunter Square 1823-29
    21 George Street 1830-42
    Wilson & Co same address 1843
    71 George Street 1844-68
    Printed advertisement Edin Dir 1846-50.
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, ROBERTSON and TENNENT printers Edinburgh
    Printing Office in Conn's Close Cowgate 1770
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON, and SINCLAIR [Duncan] typefounders Edinburgh
    29 New Street 1833-34
    27 New Street 1835-38
    Duncan Sinclair & Sons same address 1839
    A. & P. Wilson same address 1839-43
    29 New Street 1844-46
    29 New Street main sequence Edin Dir 1835, 27 in trade and street indexes. 27 & 29 New Street Pigot 1837
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WILSONS [Robert Senior?] and TENNANT [John] printers Edinburgh
    Foot of Hume's Close, Cowgate 1773-74
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, A bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1780
    Mark Akenside's The pleasures of imagination was printed for him in 1780. This is possibly the Alexander Wilson stationer and bookseller lodgings third flat Todd's land, High Street who appears in Jones's Glasgow Directory 1789.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON, A. & J. booksellers Banff
    High Street 1825
    Alexander Wilson bookseller and bookbinder Low Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WILSON, A. and P. typefounders Edinburgh
    Wilson and Sinclair 27 New Street 1833-38
    Duncan Sinclair & Sons same address 1839
    A. & P. Wilson same address 1839-43
    29 New Street 1844-46
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, A. & W.R. printers Edinburgh
    105 South Bridge 1844
    Allan's Close, 269 High Street 1845-47
    Chessel's Court, Canongate 1848-54
    135 High Street 1855-61
    56 High Street 1862-69
    4 Brown Square 1870
    Trade index Edin Dir 1845 lists them as lithographic printers.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • WILSON, A. & W.R. printing and copying press makers Edinburgh
    105 South Bridge 1844
    Hope Park end 1845-47
    This is the same firm as the printers 1846.
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Albert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1750
    Daughter Clementina married Arthur M'Pherson journeyman mason 6 May 1750.
    EdinMarr


    WILSON, Alexander bookseller Banff
    A. & J. Wilson booksellers High Street 1825
    Alexander Wilson bookseller and bookbinder Low Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WILSON, Alexander paper maker Castle Douglas
    Mount Pleasant Mill, Dalbeattie 1825
    Elizabeth Wilson Dalbettie Mill 1832
    Mill No 45. In the possession of Elizabeth Wilson 1832. In 1852 it belonged to William Lewis.
    Pigot 1825; Thomson
  • WILSON, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Head Chalmers Close 1806
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1814-18
    Burgess in right of wife Margaret daughter of Alexander Crawford mason 14 March 1814; Guild Brother 26 October 1818.
    EdinBurg
  • WILSON, Alexander bookseller Glasgow
    142 Trongate 1809
    18 Glassford Street 1815
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON, Alexander stationer and bookseller Glasgow
    lodgings third flat Todd's Land, High Street 1789
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON, Alexander & Sons typefounders Glasgow
    Alexander Wilson and John Baine St Andrews 1742
    Camlachie 1743-9
    Alexander Wilson alone 1749
    Doctor Alexander Wilson & Sons College 1772
    High Street 1783
    Andrew Wilson, College 1787-89
    A. Wilson, College Steps 1809-20
    College, High Street 1820-25
    AlexanderWilson & Sons, Blackfriars Steps 1828
    Alexander Wilson and John Baine established a typefoundry in St Andrews in 1742 which was moved to Camlachie, near Glasgow in 1744. They separated in 1749. Baine was subsequently in business in London, but later set up in Edinburgh, before emigrating to America. Burgess and Guild Brother gratis, on account of his great ingenuity in typefounding by which printing has been advanced in this city within these few years to a great degree of perfection 1 May 1758. Alexander Willson merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as son to Alexander Willson typemaker 16 February 1775. After Wilson's death in 1786 he was succeeded by his sons without a change in the style of the firm. A branch was started in Edinburgh in 1832. The Glasgow foundry moved to London and Two Waters in Hertfordshire in 1834. It went bankrupt in 1845 and was sold at auction in 1850. The National Library of Scotland has Alexander Wilson & Sons specimen of Newspaper Founts. Glasgow, 1822 and a Specimen of modern printing types. Glasgow, 1833.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; Mosley; Reed; Duncan Glen. Printing Type Designs: a new History from Gutenberg to 2000. Kirkcaldy, 2001.
  • WILSON, Alexander grocer bookseller and librarian Helensburgh
    Clyde Street 1834
    grocer and bookseller same address 1836
    Fowler 1834; 1836
  • WILSON, Alexander paper maker Lasswade
    Lasswade 1770
    Married Mary daughter of William Hogg mason in Innerwick 4 November 1770.
    EdinMarr
  • WILSON, Alexander bookseller Oban
    George Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Amelia bookseller Saltcoats
    Saltcoats 1825
    Quay Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WILSON, Andrew bookseller and bookbinder Aberdeen
    155 Gallowgate 1824-37
    20 Marischal Street 1842
    Aberdeen 1843-58
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, Andrew papermaker Colinton
    overseer Mossiemill 1841
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Andrew bookseller Dunbar
    High-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WILSON, Andro bookseller Edinburgh
    Near the Ladies steps 1641
    At the Plain Stones over against the Stone Shop at the Signe of the Great Book 1649
    At the Sign of the Bible 1649
    Burgess 30 July 1634; John Frank wright souertie. A Confession of Faith and Catechism were printed with the imprint Amsterdam Luice Elzever for Andro Wilson, 1649, though this may be a mystification as the book may have been printed by Lithgow. He died in 1654, will registered 29 December 1654, his wife, Elizabeth Mortimur, and children, Elizabeth, Jeane, and Issoble surviving him. Inventory Bann.Misc.ii,277. Jane daughter of the deceased Andrew Wilson stationer buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 29 March 1659. Apprentices: Alexander Sword 20 February 1639; Alexander Falconer 29 March 1643, Burgess 13 May 1668; John Fyfe 13 January 1647; James Anderson 5 June 1650, Burgess 16 August 1665.
    EdinBurg; EdinTest; Aldis 1904; GreyBuri; EdinPren
  • WILSON, Andrew apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1682
    Son to Mr Alexander Wilson, Minister of the Gospel, apprenticed to Mr George Leslie stationer 5 July 1682.
    EdinPren
  • WILSON, Andrew engraver Edinburgh
    Borthwick's Close 1805-07
    Perhaps the Edinburgh engraver who died 5 May 1832, or possibly Andrew Wilson (1780-1848).
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Andrew engraver Edinburgh
    13 Hill Place 1822-32
    draper of Wardlaw and Wright same address 1833-34
    tailor of Wilson and Saunders same address 1835-40
    clothier same address 1841-43
    late clothier same address 1844
    clothier same address 1845
    no trade same address 1846
    Pupil of Alexander Nasmyth. Died Edinburgh 27 November 1848. Perhaps the engraver and the draper were father and son, and the father was the Edinburgh engraver who died 5 May 1832. Wardlaw and Wright does not appear in the main sequence Edin Dir 1833 or 1834. It may be an error for Wardlaw and Wilson. Walker and Whyte is in the trade index Edin Dir as engravers. Andrew Wilson is described as a draper in the street index, and Wardlaw and Wilson were drapers.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; Johnst3
  • WILSON, Archibald bookbinder Edinburgh
    55 Potterrow 1815-25
    13 Drummond Street 1827-30
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825


    WILSON, Archibald stationer Glasgow
    Cowcaddens Street 1837
    Spirit dealer in index Pigot 1837 .
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, [Archibald] and MUNRO pocket-book makers and bookbinders Edinburgh
    233 High Street 1818
    A. Wilson same address 1820
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Charles printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1667
    Apprentice: Patrick Bryson 27 November 1667.
    EdinPren
  • WILSON, D. bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1792
    The speaker; or A collection of miscellaneous pieces was printed for him in 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON, Daniel printseller and artists colourman Edinburgh
    35 West Register Street 1843
    25 Hanover Street 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, David paper maker and snuff miller Cathcart
    Cathcart Mills 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, David bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1748
    Archbishop Leighton's Expository works were printed for him in 2 vols in 1748.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON, David printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1790
    Married Mary daughter of the deceased James Knox mariner 15 March 1790.
    CanonMarr
  • WILSON, Ebenezer bookseller Dumfries
    Dumfries 1756-90
    E. Wilson Dumfries 1790-1800
    Married Miss Mary daughter of Francis Carruthers of Whitecroft 10 April 1768. Ebenezer Wilson's Will was registered 16 February 1790 and 17 June 1791.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; DumfriesTest
  • WILSON, Elizabeth paper maker Castle Douglas
    Alexander Wilson Mount Pleasant Mill, Dalbeattie 1825
    Elizabeth Wilson Dalbettie Mill 1832
    Mill No 45. In the hands of William Lewis 1852.
    Thomson
  • WILSON, Francis bookseller and publisher Edinburgh
    33 Montague Street 1831
    of Robert Cadell's 21 Montague Street 1834-45
    no trade same address 1846-49
    Gray 1834; Edin Dir
  • WILSON, George bookseller Elgin
    121 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Herbert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1714-55
    Burgess by right of father Thomas Wilson, stabler 1 December 1714. Married Christian Douglass, daughter of the late Colonel James Douglass 1 July 1716. Will registered 18 January 1755. Apprentices: Robert Graham, son of James Graham of Douglass, 29 December 1714 [1715 Maxted]; Archibald Douglas 15 November 1717.
    EdinPren; Maxted; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; EdinTest
  • WILSON, Hugh engraver copperplate and lithographic printer Glasgow
    Wellington Court 22 Argyle Street 1825
    43 Argyll Street 1826-28
    and copperplate and lithographic printer 197 Trongate, corner of Stockwell 1829-36
    and lithographer and chalk drawer 197 Trongate 1837-39
    Engraver and Lithographer to Her Majesty 191 Trongate 1840-46
    engraver, lithographer and printer in colours, same address 1847
    and embosser same address 1849-53
    75 Glassford Street 1854-68
    Hugh Wilson & Co same address 1869-73
    Alexander Woodrow & Son same address 1874-20th Century
    No mention of Royal Warrant Glas Dir 1847. Hugh Wilson married Margaret Woodrow, and died in Glasgow 27 June 1869.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Schenck; Johnst3
  • WILSON, James bookseller and seller of patent medicines Aberdeen
    2 Chapel Court, 1 Justice Street 1840-52
    Agent for Catholic books and magazines.
    Beavan
  • WILSON, James stationer Douglas
    Douglas 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, James running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763
    Married Jean daughter to deceased Alexander Robieson farmer in Blackford in Perthshire 15 May 1763.
    EdinMarr
  • WILSON, James apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1725
    Son to Archibald Wilson, smith in Athelston, apprenticed to Mr Alexander Symmer merchant and bookseller 16 June 1725.
    EdinPren
  • WILSON, James paper makers mouldmaker Glasgow
    60 Thistle Street 1835
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON, James bookseller Leith
    Middle of St Andrew's Street 1804
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, James H. printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1837-39
    Of the Herald Office.
    Beavan
  • WILSON, John paper maker Dawsholm
    Dawsholm 1811
    Burgess and Guild Brother was married to Janet daughter to John Reid tailor in Rutherglen 12 June 1811. Thomas Park tailor Burgess and Guild Brother was married to Elisabeth daughter to John Wilson paper maker Dawsholm 20 June 1811.
    GlasBurg
  • WILSON, John music seller Dundee
    Kay's Close Nethergate 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, John apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1639
    Son to Robert Wilson, cordiner in Edinburgh, apprenticed with Robert Bryson bookseller 25 December 1639.
    EdinPren
  • WILSON, John apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1719
    John Wilson, son of John Wilson of Leith, apprenticed to James M'Euen bookseller of Edinburgh 1719
    Maxted
  • WILSON, John running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1744
    Will registered 13 June 1744. Agnes Gregg widow married George Wastone running stationer 25 March 1744.
    EdinMarr; EdinTest
  • WILSON, John bookseller Edinburgh
    in the Exchange 1767-71
    at the sign of the Royal Oak front of the Exchange 1773-77
    foot of Presidents Stairs 1778-86
    Entry to the Exchange 1788-90
    27 Parliament Square 1793-96
    Daughter Ann married Charles Heriot bookseller 25 September 1768. Daughter Jean married Peter Williamson vintner 10 November 1771. Daughter Mary married John Macduff bookseller 29 September 1787. At least towards the end he sold second-hand books.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr
  • WILSON, John printer Edinburgh
    21 College Street 1814-16
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, John printer Edinburgh
    3 Brown Street 1826
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, John stationer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    36 Dundas Street 1830
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, John pianoforte and musicseller and tuner of pianos Dundee
    18 Nethergate 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • WILSON, John bookseller Forres
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, John bookseller, merchant and bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1634-43
    D. Dickson's True Christian Love was printed for him in Edinburgh by Wreittoun in 1634, and N. Campbell's A treatise upon death, also in Edinburgh by R. Young in 1635.
    Apprentice: John Moresoun bookbinder Burgess as serving apprentice with John Wilson merchant and bookbinder 5 October 1643.
    Aldis 1904
  • WILSON, John bookbinder, stationer and bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1692-1719
    John Wilson stationer Burgess and Guild Brother in right of his father 29 September 1692. His name occurs in A perfect list of the subscribers to the Darien Company. Edinburgh, 1696. Sold copies of Peter Rae's The history of the late rebellion, 1718. Apprentice: James M'Coull Servant to John Wilson bookbinder Burgess and Guild Brother gratis 10 May 1717. The will of John Wilson merchant in Glasgow, sometime in Gatesyde of Barjarg was registered 24 March 1719. Mr William Wilson minister of the Gospel at Coldstream Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased John Wilson stationer 5 March 1742. Bushnell gives his dates as 1696-1726.
    GlasBurg; Aldis 1904; NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest; Bush.3
  • WILSON, John bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1775-81
    Appears in list of debts owed by Deceased Robert & Andrew Foulis 1781 with arrears to 1775.
    GUL MS Murray 602
  • WILSON, John bookbinder Glasgow
    2 Blair Street Calton 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WILSON, John paper warehouse Glasgow
    78 Broomielaw; grocer and spirit dealer 47 West College Street 1835
    78 Broomielaw 1837
    paper and rag warehouse 64 Broomielaw 1840
    paper, rag, china and stone warehouse 68 Broomielaw 1844-47
    Mrs John Wilson paper and rag warehouse 22 Bell Street 1849
    Rag dealer only in Glasgow index Pigot 1837.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, John marble and fancy paper maker Glasgow
    15 Old Wynd 1835
    marbler and paperstainer 50 Brunswick Street 1840
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON, John printer Greenock
    31 Shaw-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WILSON, John printer and bookseller Kilmarnock and Ayr
    printer and bookseller Kilmarnock 1782-90
    printer 23 High Street Ayr 1790
    Ayr 1791
    John and Peter Wilson Ayr 1791-1810
    John Wilson and the Reverend Mr Hamilton Paul Ayr 1810-16
    John Wilson, McCormick and Adam Carnie Ayr 1816-21
    John Wilson was a native of Kilmarnock. 'His shop was in one of the old buildings which stood where Portland Street now opens into the Cross; and his printing-office was in the attic storey of that land on the left of the Star Inn Close, as entered from Waterloo Street. Mr Wilson latterly moved to Ayr; but previously, in conjunction with a brother [Peter] established a stationery business in that town, he first projected and commenced, in 1803, The Ayr Advertiser. When in Kilmarnock, Mr Wilson was for some time a magistrate.' Peter Wilson died at Gibraltar 3 May 1810, John Wilson died 6 May 1821 aged 62.
    NLS Impr Ind; Frances M. Thomson.'An Ayrshire printer, publisher and bookseller.' Bibliotheck v pp.41-61 (1967). Carreen S. Gardner. Printing in Ayr and Kilmarnock. Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1976 (Ayrshire Collections. vol.12 no.1); Archibald M'Kay. The History of Kilmarnock. 3rd ed. Kilmarnock, 1864.
  • WILSON, John Jeffers printer and newspaper printer Kircaldy, Cupar in Fife, Dundee, Perth and Kirkcaldy
    The Fifeshire Journal Cameron's Buildings, Straiton's Close Cupar January-June 1836
    Dundee Chronicle office Dundee 1836
    The Constitutional Kirkside Perth 1837
    Kirkcaldy Advertiser office foot of Kirk Wynd June 1838-39
    Fifeshire Advertiser office Kirkcaldy August 1838-20th Century
    Son of John Jeffers, a non-commissioned officer in the 2nd Battalion of The Rifle Brigade, and Ann Harrison. Born at Saltwood in Kent in January 1808. He was with his mother in the baggage train at the battle of Waterloo. Shortly afterwards his father died, and his mother settled in Leith, and married a Sergeant Wilson. John Jeffers took his stepfather's surname. In 1822-23 he was apprenticed as a printer to Tait's Magazine, under John and Christina Johnston. He was printing manager of The Fifeshire Journal from January to June 1836, and was responsible for the transfer of the paper to Cupar, but 'Found too many masters there' and left in June of the same year. He subsequently was manager of The Dundee Chronicle, and The Perth Constitutional, before returning to Kirkcaldy and starting The Kirkcaldy Advertiser, later The Fifeshire Advertiser. Wilson died on 12 March 1866, and having no children his two nephews, William Lindsay White and Frances Hislop inherited the Advertiser.
    Campbell Journal; Pigot 1837; Campbell Advertiser; Slater 1852
  • WILSON, John bookseller Paisley
    60 Well Meadow-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WILSON, John bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, circulating library, printer & lithographer Rothesay
    20 Victoria Street 1848-51
    Victoria Street 1852-56
    Wrote and published Wilson's Guide to Rothesay, and the Island of Bute. Rothesay, 1848. It contains a six-page advertisement for the firm at the back. The lithographs are published but not printed by Wilson. A new edition was published in 1856, in the advertisements of both editions he claims to be a lithographer.
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, John bookseller Saltcoats
    Dockhead Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, John Jeffers printer and newspaper printer Perth
    The Constitutional Kirkside 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, Margaret bookseller Dunbar
    High Street 1825
    and circulating library and stamp office same address 1837
    bookseller & library same address 1852
    Pigot 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Matthew lithographer and engraver Glasgow
    22 Argyle Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir; Schenck
  • WILSON, Matthew & Co rag and paper warehouse Glasgow
    22 Bell Street 1835-47
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, Matthew bookseller Kilmarnock
    Crooked Holm 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Matthew bookseller printer publisher & library Kilmarnock
    2 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Matthew bookseller St Andrews
    South Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, P. bookseller St Andrews
    St Andrews 1833-39
    Doughty; Campbell Journal
  • WILSON, Patrick bookseller Brechin
    Brechin 1793-1801
    Sold copies of A description of the County of Angus. Dundee, 1793. He was a partner in the firm of Smith and Wilson linen manufacturers in Brechin. The firm issued a copper halfpenny token in 1801. Mr Wilson called in the 'Brechin Bawbees' and they are consequently very rare.
    NLS Impr Ind; D.H. Edwards. Historical Guide to Brechin. 4th Ed. Brechin, [1903?] 267-68.
  • WILSON, Patrick bookseller Arbroath
    High-street 1820-25
    183 High Street 1837
    103 High Street 1846
    and library & lithographic printer same address 1852
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Patrick letterfounder Edinburgh
    no trade 30 Ann Street 1835
    letterfounder same address 1836
    19 St Bernard's Crescent 1845-46
    Of Wilson & Sinclair and afterwards of A. & P. Wilson?
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Peter printer Ayr
    John and Peter Wilson Ayr 1791-1810
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WILSON, Richard printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1768
    Robert Wilson Hume's Close, Cowgate 1775
    'senior' same address 1776
    Robert and Richard Wilson same address 1780
    Robert Wilson same address 1782-1800
    Married Martha daughter to George Richardson tenant in Gladsmuir 10 April 1768. Daughter Margarate married William Anderson shoemaker in the Canongate in Canongate Kirk 29 May 1794.
    EdinMarr; CanonMarr
  • WILSON, Richard paper merchant Glasgow
    77 Bell Street 1828
    & Clarkston Paper Mill warehouse same address 1835-37
    43 Candleriggs Street 1840-49
    'Charles' in trade index Glas Dir 1835. Clarkston Mill, Airdrie was owned by David Muir & Co in the 1832 list. It is not in the mill lists for 1825 or 1852.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Thomson
  • WILSON, Richard bookseller Largs
    Main Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Robert bookseller and bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1830
    32 School Hill 1831
    34 School Hill 1836-37
    Aberdeen 1838-80
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • WILSON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1759
    Married Mary daughter to George Richardson farmer at Trabourn, Gladsmuir 22 April 1759.
    EdinMarr
  • WILSON, Robert journeyman printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1766
    Married Mary daughter to James Norrie farmer in the parish of Saline in Canongate Kirk 20 September 1766.
    CanonMarr
  • WILSON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1768
    Married Isobel daughter to John Mowbray tenant in Castlelaw 10 April 1768.
    EdinMarr
  • WILSON, Robert, senior printer Edinburgh
    Wilsons and Tennant Foot of Hume's Close, Cowgate 1773-74
    Robert Wilson senior Hume's Close, Cowgate 1775
    Robert Wilson senior and Richard same address 1777-78
    Robert and Richard Wilson same address 1780
    Robert Wilson same address 1782-1801
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Robert Wilson junior. Alison's Square, North-wing fronting the Street 1774-75
    Robert and Richard Wilson Hume' Close, Cowgate 1776-80
    Wilson and Mundell same address 1780
    Robert Wilson same address 1782-1800
    Son of Andrew Wilson, sievewright in Linlithgow, apprenticed to Robert Fleming & Son printers for 6 years 10 January 1782. Burgess as apprentice to Robert Fleeming printer 10 January 1782.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • WILSON, Robert, junior printer Edinburgh
    Borthwick's Close 1790
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 26 May 1789.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • WILSON, Samuel printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1738-62
    Son to Mr John Wilson, Minister, apprenticed to Thomas Lumsden printer 15 November 1738. Will registered 28 September 1762.
    EdinPren; EdinTest
  • WILSON, Thomas bookseller Coatbridge
    Coatbridge 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, Thomas bookseller Earlston
    Earlston 1760
    John Dalziel's The doctrine of the unity and uniformity of Christ's surety-righteousness was printed for him and Thomas Familton in 1760. "Thomas Wilson was buried in Earlston Churchyard October 1802 aged 65 years; sone of James..."
    NLS Impr Ind; Pre-1855 tombstone inscriptions in Berwickshire. Earlston Churchyard 5.
  • WILSON, Thomas paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1759
    Married Lillias daughter to the deceast William Leggatt surgeon in Musselburgh 5 August 1759.
    EdinMarr
  • WILSON, Thomas bookseller Stewarton
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • WILSON, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1636-45
    Son of late David Wilson, apprenticed with William Knox bookseller 9 November 1636. Married Janet Cunninghame 7 November 1644. Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to William Knox bookseller 30 April 1645.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg
  • WILSON, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1797
    Son of late John Wilson, wright in Portsburgh, apprenticed to James Donaldson printer for 7 years 27 April 1797. Burgess as apprentice to James Donaldson printer 27 April 1797.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • WILSON, William bookseller, stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    44 George Street 1811-18
    William Wilson & Co same address 1819-25
    William Wilson same address 1826-50
    25 Scotland Street 1851-53
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • WILSON, William pocket-book and dressing case manufacturer Edinburgh
    Archibald Wilson and Munro pocket-book makers and bookbinders 172 High Street 1817
    233 High Street 1818-19
    A. Wilson same address 1820-21
    William Wilson same address 1822
    10 Hunter Square 1823-29
    21 George Street 1830-40
    Wilson & Co same address 1841-43
    71 George Street 1844-49
    Advertisement Edin Dir 1844-45 according to which the firm was Established since 1817.
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, William bookseller Edinburgh
    23 Scotland Street 1825
    William Wilson 44 George Street - house 25 Scotland Street 1826
    Of William Wilson & Co. Given as house address in 1824.
    Edin Dir
  • WILSON, William bookbinder Glasgow
    30 Trongate 1815
    Glas Dir
  • WILSON, William bookbinder Paisley
    48 Moss Street, entry 2 Dyers' Wynd 1851
    3 Dyers Wynd 1852
    bookseller, stationer and bookbinder 107 High Street (Cross) - house and workshop 18 Gilmour Street 1868
    Paisley 1851; 1868; Slater 1852
  • WILSON, William bookseller Saltcoats
    Saltcoats 1790-1820
    Sold copies of two sermons. Glasgow Courier 7 May 1795 and 7 April 1798 and subscribed to John Owen's Meditations 1790.
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820
  • WINCHESTER [WINSCHESTER], James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1628 - before 1659
    Burgess and Freeman as married to Bessie daughter to deceased William Leis mealman Burgess 10 January 1628. Apprentice: George Browne bookbinder Burgess as serving apprentice with deceased James Winchester bookbinder, Burgess 24 February 1659. James Winchester Burgess as eldest son to deceased James Winchester bookbinder 11 February 1664.
    GlasBurg
  • WINCKWORTH, James bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Back [Parliament] Stairs 1824-26
    [James] Winckworth & [Henry] Elder booksellers, stationers, musicsellers and circulating library 12 South St Andrew's Street 1827
    35 George Street 1828
    James Winckworth Burgess 31 March 1825. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 20 February 1829.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1825; Cadell
  • WINGATE, A. & J. printers Glasgow
    National Bank Buildings, works, Kelvinhaugh 1847
    Possibly textile printers. Not in tradeor street indexes Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir
  • WINGATE, Alexander printer and newspaper office Alloa
    Alloa after 1836-59?
    bookseller Mill Street 1852
    In January 1844 he started a monthly jounal called The Clackmannanshire Advertiser. He was succeeded by James M'Isaac, S.N. Morrison in 1859 who changed the title to the Alloa Journal.
    Slater 1852; John Lothian. Alloa and its environs. 3rd ed. 1871
  • WINGATE, Thomas & Co engravers, copperplate printers engineers and iron founders Glasgow
    Springfield 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WINNING, Archibald bookbinder Glasgow
    High-street Pigot 1820
    34 Saltmarket 1820
    43 Trongate 1825
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1825
  • WINTERUP, Thomas Bailie Jedburgh
    Jedburgh 1757
    Sold copies of James Burgh's Britain's Remembrancer. Edinburgh 1757.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • WINTOUR, Peter paper maker Edrom
    Allanbank Mill 1825
    Misprinted Rintour in Thomson's printing of the Mill List but Wintour in the index and text. Mill No 35 in the hands of William Martin in 1832.
    Thomson
  • WIRLING, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Mary daughter of William Gowan grocer 17 December 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • WISHER, David lithographer Glasgow
    42 King Street 1850-51
    Schenck
  • WITHERSPOON [WOTHERSPOON; WEDDERSPOON; WHETHERSPOON], John printer Edinburgh
    Gilbert Martin and John Wotherspoon Advocate's Close, Luckenbooths, 1761-74
    John Wotherspoon Edinburgh 1776
    Son of John Wotherspoon baxter in Canongate, apprenticed to Thomas Lumsden printer 5 June 1754 [30 April 1754 Maxted]; Burgess as apprentice to Thomas Lumisden printer 26 August 1761; Married Janet daughter to the deceased William Mitchell accomptant in the Bank in Canongate Kirk 5 September 1765 [1 September 1765 according to the Edinburgh Marriage Register]. Guild Brother in right of wife Janet daughter of William Mitchell merchant 30 March 1774. He printed David Herd's Ancient and modern Scottish songs. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1776. Died 3 May 1776, buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, will registered 24 May 1776. Apprentice: Robert Auchinleck, Burgess 28 September 1770, Apprentice same day.
    EdinPren; Maxted; EdinBurg; CanonMarr; EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest
  • WITNESS newspaper office Edinburgh
    297 High Street, printing office 11[12 1863] Horse Wynd 1840-63
    Printing Office address Edin Dir 1845-50
    Edin Dir
  • WITNESS newspaper office Glasgow
    19 Glassford Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • WITTIE, Lewis printseller Glasgow
    3 Miller Street 1825
    Forename from Glasgow Index Pigot 1825 .
    Pigot 1825
  • WOOD, SMALL & CO musicsellers Edinburgh
    12 Waterloo Place 1822-30
    Wood & Co same address 1831-55
    Waterloo Place 1856-57
    49 George Street and 18 Waterloo Place 1858-59
    49 George Street 1860-20th Century
    R. Wood of Wood & Co Gray 1834-35; George Wood of Wood & Co Edin Dir 1834-49.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WOOD [George] & Co pianoforte manufacturers and music sellers Edinburgh
    Wood, Small & Co 12 Waterloo Place 1822-30
    Wood & Co same address 1831-55
    Waterloo Place 1856-57
    49 George Street and 18 Waterloo Place 1858-59
    49 George Street 1860-20th Century
    R. Wood of Wood & Co Gray 1834-35; George Wood of Wood & Co Edin Dir 1834-49.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WOOD, Andrew music seller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1801
    Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to James Logan musical instrument maker 13 June 1801.
    EdinBurg
  • WOOD, David bookseller stationer and bookbinder Perth
    157 High Street 1837
    52 High Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • WOOD, David newspaper publisher Perth
    Perth Chronicle 25 High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WOOD, James apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1745
    Son of James Wood, indweller, apprenticed to William Hamilton bookseller 22 May 1745. EdinPren
  • WOOD, James bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    88 Princes Street 1842-58
    130A George Street 1859-72
    Edin Dir
  • WOOD, James bookseller Newburgh
    Newburgh 1837
    and stationer printer and bookbinder same address 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • WOOD, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1618-28
    Burgess by act of Council of 8 May; John Straittoune cordiner souerty 13 May 1618. There is an account for stationery and repairing the clasps of Heriot's great Register Book from John Wood to the 'Clerk's Chalmir' October 1633 in The National Library of Scotland. Apprentice: James Sinclair 6 August 1628, Burgess 20 March 1639.
    EdinBurg; EdinPren; NLS CH.13
  • WOOD, John bookseller Edinburgh
    On the South Side of the High Street a little above the Crosse 1629-33
    Four books were printed for him between 1629 and 1633.
    Aldis 1904; STC
  • WOOD, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1745
    Married Ann Galloway daughter of William Galloway corkcutter 30 June 1745.
    EdinMarr
  • WOOD, John bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    at the Cross 1751
    Edinburgh 1753-55
    head of Forrester's Wynd 1759
    John Wood and Company printer Edinburgh 1759-60
    J. Wood 1761
    Milton's Head within the Exchange 1762-65
    Luckenbooths 1765-80
    John Wood bookbinder Burgess of before, Guild Brother as apprentice to Lauchlane Hunter 24 April 1754. Subscription list to Thomas Boston's Sermons 1756. "To be sold, by order of the trustees for the creditors of John Wood... his entire stock in trade... at the shop... within the New Exchange..." Caledonian Mercury 2 January 1762; "By the trustees for the creditors of the deceased John Wood, bookseller in Edinburgh, there will be peremptorily sold off, his whole stock of books, in sheets... The place of sale to be in said John Wood's shop in the New Exchange..." Caledonian Mercury 12 May 1762. book auction within the shop 8 January 1763; advertised for information about book thieves Caledonian Mercury 12 October 1763 "In the Exchange. A catalogue of a New Circulating Library of above 1400 volumes, is now ready." Caledonian Mercury 9 January 1764. John Wood is described as a bookbinder in the imprint of James Craig's Spiritual life. Edinburgh, 1751. In 1767, John Wood was a witness in the Case of Alexander Donaldson v John Reid, where he is described as aged 40 and married. He was sued in 1773 by William Johnston of London for selling pirated editions of Henry Brooke's Fool of Quality and Smollett's Humphry Clinker. James Dodsley sued him for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. The National Library of Scotland possesses The decision of the Court of Session, upon the question of literary property; in the cause of J. Hinton... against Alexander Donaldson and John Wood booksellers in Edinburgh ... published by James Boswell. Edinburgh, 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. Apprentice; John Walker 25 February 1790, Burgess same day.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; EdinPren; Edin Dir; Petition of Alexander Donaldson February 28 1769; John Morris. 'Wheel binding perhaps by John Wood, Edinburgh 1761'. The Bibliotheck xviii, 1992-3.; McDougall. Smugglers; The decision of the Court of Session, upon the question of literary property; in the cause John Hinton of London, bookseller, pursuer, against Alexander Donaldson and John Wood booksellers in Edinburgh ... published by James Boswell. Edinburgh, 1774 ; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • WOOD, John book publisher and binder Glasgow
    10 New Wynd 1815
    6 York Street 1818
    Glas Dir
  • WOOD, John bookbinder Haddington
    North-east Port 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • WOOD, John bookseller and printer Haddington
    Back Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WOOD, John bookseller and circulating library Stonehaven
    Evans-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • WOOD, John Muir & Co pianoforte and musicsellers Glasgow
    42 Buchanan Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • WOOD, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh?
    Edinburgh? 1585
    One of the debtors in the inventory of Robert Gourlaw, bookbinder in Edinburgh (Bann.Misc.ii,216).
    Aldis 1904
  • WOOD, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1710-51
    Subscribed to Nisbet's Essay on armories. Edinburgh, 1718. Engraved plates for Nisbet's System of Heraldry. Edinburgh, 1722. Will registered 9 January 1751.
    Bush.2; EdinTest; Johnst3
  • WOOD, Robert musicseller Edinburgh
    45 Princes Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • WOOD, Robert printer Lanark
    North Vennel 1837
    High Street 1852
    And bookseller, circulating library and agent for Atlas Insurance office Slater 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • WOOD, William bookseller, book agent and paper ruler Aberdeen
    10 Upper Kirkgate 1824-25
    Chronicle Court, 32 Broad Street 1827
    19 Queen Street 1831-37
    Aberdeen 1838
    Beavan; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • WOOD, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Luckenbooths 1778-97
    'Opposite Luckenbooths' 1793. Burgess in right of father John Wood bookseller 21 March 1782.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • WOODBY, John bookseller Edinburgh
    3 Brown Street 1817-20
    Edin Dir


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