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John Glassford

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.

Summary

John Glassford
Born 1715.
Died 27 August 1783.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1728;
Occupation categories: merchants; tobacco merchants
Record last updated: 24th Jul 2014

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