George Bogle of Daldowie

Biography of George Bogle of Daldowie

George Bogle of Daldowie (1700-1784) was an alumnus of the University who was Rector from 1738 to 1740, 1743-1746 and 1748 to 1750.

Bogle matriculated to study at the University in 1723. Two years later he embarked on an extended journey around Europe, studying for two years at the University of Leiden. The son of a merchant, he became involved predominantly in the sugar and tobacco trade and is recognised as one of Glasgow famous ‘Tobacco Lords’ resident during the city’s ‘golden age’ of tobacco. The Bogle family’s wealth was thus based upon the expropriation of wealth derived from transatlantic slavery across two regions: North America and the West Indies.


George Bogle of Daldowie

Born 1700, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 29 January 1784.
University Link: Alumnus, Rector
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Occupation categories: sugar merchants; tobacco merchants
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Record last updated: 1st Jul 2019

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