John Glassford Scotland United States

Biography of John Glassford

John Glassford matriculated at the University in 1728 as an Arts student.

Born in Paisley in 1715, Glassford became a tobacco merchant. One of Glasgow's leading 'Tobacco Lords', he owned plantations and 21 stores in Virginia and Maryland.

Glassford died at his Dougalston estate on 27 August 1783.

Sources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858

Summary

John Glassford
Born 1715.
Died 27 August 1783.
GU Degree: Arts, 1728;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants; tobacco merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1728, tobacco merchant in Virginia
Record last updated: 24th Jul 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Paisley
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Death

United States United States, Virginia

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student