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Archibald Arrol

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Archibald Arrol (c1816-1888)

Originally from the Buchlyvie area of West Stirlingshire, where his family were farmers. He moved to Glasgow as a young man. He became a merchant and eventually a burgess of the city, and joined the partnership of Taver & Arrol which held the Glasgow and West of Scotland agency for Roy’s Alloa Ales.

c.1845 Birth of son William A. Arrol

c1847 Birth of son Walter Arrol

c1849 Birth of son Archibald Tower Arrol

c1850 Birth of son James Cameron Arrol

c1852 Birth of son Thomas Arthur Arrol

1861 living at 18 Blythswood Sq: Archibald Arrol 45, Merchant and exporter, living in Glasgow Barony with Margaret R 46, Louisa 20, Jane Gillies 18, William A 16, Walter 14, Archibald 12, James C 10, Thomas A 8, Margaret 6, Elizabeth A 3[1]

Acquired the Alloa Brewery in 1866

1871 Archibald Arrol 53, Margaret 57, William Auchinloss 26, Archibald Tower32, Thomas Arthur 18, James Cameron 20, Jane Gilles 23, Margaret 16, Elizabeth Augusta 13[2]

1881 Brewer, Merchant Employing 93 Men 21 Boys[3]

1881 Died. 'Mr Archibald Arrol, the principal partner of the firm of Archibald Arrol & Sons, brewers, Alloa, died at his residence, Blythwood Square, Glasgow, Tuesday night. He had been ailing for some time. Deceased was Justice of the Peace, chairman of the reorganised Caradon Copper Company, and a director in other public companies and local and philanthropic institutions. was 72 years of age.'[4]

Probate to William Auchincloss Arrol, Merchant, Glagow; John Albert Black, Rope Spinner, Glasgow; Walter Arrol and Archibald Tower Arrol, Merchants in Glasgow the sons.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. Dundee Courier - Thursday 24 May 1888