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

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Acquisition Information

Received prior to the introduction of formal accessioning procedures

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 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

Geographical Names