Archibald Smith

1795 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son of Archibald Smith of Jordanhill (d. 1821) and partner with his eldest brother in James and Archibald Smith & Company, successor firm to Leitch & Smith (q.v.).

  1. Archibald Smith was shown as 'formerly a West India proprietor and merchant in Glasgow, now in his eighty-third year', in 1878 in Old Country Houses of the old Glasgow Gentry. The biography of his elder brother James smith (q.v.) in MacLehose's Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow includes references to Archibald Smith, 'on whom from a very early date the task of conducting the firm [of James and Alexander Smith] almost entirely fell' and to Archibald Smith's leading role in the railway sector in Glasgow.

Sources

  1. John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry (1878), 'LIX. Jordanhill'; James MacLehose, Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow men who have died during the last thirty years and in their lives did much to make the city what it now is (Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1886), 83. James Smith, pp. 285-288.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Eliza M'Call
Children
Thomas; Elizabeth Maria Lydia; Emily Anne
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (6)

£165 2S 7D
Awardee
£2,017 13S 9D
Awardee (Assignee)
£3,306 0S 11D
Awardee
£3,247 11S 4D
Awardee
£3,727 9S 5D
Awardee
£111 16S 1D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (6)

Name partner
Leitch and Smith
West India merchant  
 
Railway Investment
Glasgow Junction [184568]  
£19000 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr [184569]  
£29500 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle [184565]  
£21650 
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr [183739]  
£2500 
Railway Investment
Edinburgh and Glasgow [184556]  
£27000 

Relationships (1)

Brothers
Notes →
The two men were also business...

Addresses (2)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland