John Shortridge Scotland England Jamaica

Biography of John Shortridge

John Shortridge matriculated at the University in 1799, followed by his brothers, George Yuille and William j. He was the eldest son of William, a merchant in Glasgow.

Shortridge spent sometime in Jamaica, possibly as a merchant of Henderson McCaul and Company.

He died at 68 Gloucester Place, London, on 22 November 1878.


Printed Materials

  • Scottish Transatlantic Merchants, 1611-1785 By David Dobson

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


John Shortridge
Born 1786.
Died 22 November 1878.
GU Degree: Arts, 1799;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1799
Record last updated: 11th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

England England, London
Place of Death

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student