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Andrew Maclean (1828-1900)

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Sir Andrew Maclean (1828-1900), chairman of Barclay, Curle and Co

1828 Born

1853 Married Helen Murdoch in Barony[1]

1857 Admitted as partner in the business which became Barclay, Curle and Co

1854 Birth of son Andrew in Barony[2]

1871 Andrew Maclean 43, Shipbuilder & Marine Engineer, lived in Anderston with William Maclean 15[3]

1881 Burgh Commissioner, Ship Builder & Engineer, lived in Dunoon with Helen McLean 53, Wm McLean 25, Helen McLean 14[4]

1891 Shipbuilder & Engineer, Chief Magistrate of Partick, lived in Govan with Helen H MacLean 63[5]

1900 Became chairman of Barclay, Curle and Co after the death of Archibald Gilchrist



1900 Obituary [6]

"...Viewfield House, Partick, Glasgow, of Sir Andrew Maclean, chairman of the well-known Clyde shipbuilding and engineering firm of Barclay, Curle and Co., Limited. Deceased, who was in his 72nd year, had been in failing health for some time, but up till the very last he was able to interest himself and assist in the affairs of the firm. He was born in Paisley in 1828, his father being a weaver of that town, and after a sound commercial education at Paisley High School, he entered the service of Barclay, Curle and Co., in 1845, as a junior clerk, and rose step by stop until he was made a partner in tho concern.

Since the death of Mr...." More.


1900 Obituary.[7]



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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. The Engineer 1900/11/23, p517.
  7. Engineering 1900 Jul-Dec: Index: General Index