Thomas Hutcheson

Biography of Thomas Hutcheson

Thomas Hutcheson
Thomas Hutcheson

The philanthropic lawyer Thomas Hutcheson (1590-1641) bequeathed £1,000 for the rebuilding of the ruinous buildings at the Old College, and 2,000 marks to employ "ane bibliothecare [librarian]". The librarian was to be appointed by the College authorities and "be the counsall of the burgh of Glasgow" for a period of four years.

Hutcheson's brother George (c1558-1639) endowed Hutchesons' Hospital (built in 1641-1660 on Trongate) as a hospice for "poore aiget decrippit men". Thomas endowed Hutchesons' Grammar School for orphaned and under-privileged boys, which was housed in the Hospital building.


Thomas Hutcheson

Born 1590.
Died 1641.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: lawyers
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Record last updated: 28th May 2007

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