McLaurin Gillies Scotland Jamaica

Biography of McLaurin Gillies

McLaurin Gillies matriculated at the University in 1766, following his brother, Colin Gillies, who matriculated in 1762.

He was the third son of the Right Reverend John, of Glasgow.

McLaurin became a merchant in Jamaica, where he held public offices at Montego Bay. He died in there in 1778.


Other Online Resources

  • Dobson, David, Scottish Transatlantic Merchants, 1611-1785

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913); Murray, David, Memories of the Old College of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1927)


McLaurin Gillies
Born 1750.
Died 1778.
GU Degree: Arts, 1766;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1766
Record last updated: 6th May 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student