Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, Dundee

Scope and Content

Minutes 1890-1933; ledgers 1912-1932; shareholding records 1917-1932; miscellaneous volumes 1890-1929; miscellaneous loose papers 1849-1933; photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd was founded by three brothers, Robert, George and Alexander Gilroy, in 1849. Their Tay Bridge Works were built in 1863 and the firm became a limited company in 1890. In 1920 it amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd. The Gilroys were among the first of the Dundee manufacturers to establish the direct importation of jute from India and their products included hessians, sacks and canvas. The company went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.


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The records were deposited by Sidlaw Group PLC in 1980, 1993 and 1994 (AccM/112, AccM/131, AccM/295, AccM/310).

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