Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Alexander Wylie

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Alexander Wylie (c.1847-1906)

1893 The estates of J. and W. Weems, Engineers, Plumbers, and Ironmongers, Johnstone, and Alexander Wylie, Engineer, Plumber, and Ironmonger there, the sole Partner of said firm, as such Partner, and, as an Individual, were sequestrated on the 28th day of September,1893[1]


Obituary 1906 [2]

Mr. Alexander Wylie, of the firm of John Wilson and Son, Johnstone, whose death occurred on the 9th inst., was long associated with the engineering trade in Johnstone.

For many years he was connected with the firm of J. and W. Wemyss, who were well-known engineers, and on the death of Provost Wemyss, the head of the firm, Mr. Wylie became sole partner.

After some years the business was transferred to John Wilson and Son (well-known in Glasgow as tube maker ), the principal of which firm, Mr. John Wilson, M.P. for Govan, died about a month ago. Some years ago this firm acquired large works in Johnstone, which have since been successfully carried on. Mr. Wylie, who was fifty-nine years of age, was predeceased by his wife, and he leaves two sons. Mr. Wylie travelled extensively in England and the Continent in the interests of his firm, and was greatly respected for his rectitude in all his business dealings and for his urbanity of manner.



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Sources of Information

  1. London gazette 3 Oct 1893
  2. The Engineer 1906/01/26