John Wedderburn Scotland Jamaica

Biography of John Wedderburn

John Wedderburn matriculated at the University in 1789, with his brother, Andrew, matriculating in 1790. He was born in Inveresk, East Lothian, the eldest son of James Wedderburn.

In 1794 Wedderburn went to Jamaica, where the family then had considerable estates. He died there on 19 May 1799.


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)


John Wedderburn
Born 18 August 1776.
Died 19 May 1799.
GU Degree: Arts, 1789;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1789
Record last updated: 13th May 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Inveresk
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student