John Downie Bryce Trinidad and Tobago Scotland

Biography of John Downie Bryce

John Downie Bryce was born in 1805, the son of Robert, a merchant in Trinidad. He matriculated at the University in 1816.

He was a partner in the firm Playfair, Bryce and Company until its dissolution in 1866. Bryce was also a partner in the firm Bryce, McMurrich and Company trading British dry goods to Canada. Whilst McMurrich resided in Toronto and dealt with the Canadian side of the business, Bryce remained in Glasgow to manage the British part. Bryce died in Glasgow, on 12 February 1895.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials


  • SC36/51/112, The Will of John Downie Bryce, 28/03/1895,


John Downie Bryce
Born 1805.
Died 12 February 1895.
GU Degree: Arts, 1816;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1816
Record last updated: 6th Mar 2014

Country Associations

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student