Papers of James Gilmour, fl 1726, and William Gilmour, fl 1750 of Glasgow, Scotland, burgesses

Scope and Content

  • 6 burgess tickets for Gilmour family members 1637-1758
  • Process of appraising led by Thomas Glasgow, merchant in Edinburgh for a house and smiddy lying on the east side of the High Street between the lands belonging to Archibald Fleming on the south and the late Janet Scott on the north 16 Feb 1656
  • Disposition in favour of James Waterstoune, Baillie at Glasgow 1 Jun 1675

Administrative / Biographical History

James Gilmour was admitted a Burgess and Guild Brother in Glasgow, Scotland. William Gilmour was admitted in 1750. James and William, sons of James Gimlour, were both admitted as Burgesses and Guild Brethren in 1757.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Received prior to the introduction of formal accessioning procedures

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

The burgh records for Glasgow and Rutherglen in Glasgow City Archives and South Lanarkshire Council Archives give no further information on the individuals whose burgess tickets we hold, or the Biographical History above.

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 25 February 2003.

Geographical Names