John Ferguson Gartshore Scotland Jamaica Nigeria

Biography of John Ferguson Gartshore

John Ferguson Gartshore graduated MA from the University in 1884.

He became a United Freed Church of Scotland Missionary, firstly posted to Old Calabar, modern day Akwa Akpa, in Nigeria. He then went on to Jamaica, where he would spend over 43 years in service. Gartshore was secretary of the Board of Management that established the Jamaica High School for Girls, where two of his daughters, Janet and Margaret, worked as the first Headmistresses. The library's stained glass window is dedicated to his memory.


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Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December, 1727 to 31st Decmeber, 1897, with short biographical notes, Glasgow : J. MacLehose & Sons, 1898.


John Ferguson Gartshore
Born 1856.
Died 1939.
GU Degree: MA, 1884;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, 1884, United Free Church of Scotland missionary
Record last updated: 1st Aug 2013

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Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

Nigeria Nigeria, Calabar, Akwa Akpa

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