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.


Archival Materials

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


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