Michael Wilson

Biography of Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson of Eastbourne (fl1585) was the son of a Glasgow burgess and studied at the University in 1585. In 1617 he mortified a sum of not less than £500 for the repair of buildings and to support students at the University.

The University experienced difficulties in recovering the money from England, apparently after a bond was stolen from Principal Robert Boyd's chamber, but Sir William Alexander and Sir James Carmichael were able to intercede at the Court of James VI and I to secure the payment.


Michael Wilson
Of Eastbourne

University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor
Occupation categories: school teachers
Record last updated: 7th Jul 2008

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Benefactor



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