Archibald Smith of Jordanhill

1749 - 1821


Biography

Glasgow merchant, partner in Leitch & Smith and James Finlay & Co. Purchased Jordanhill 1821. Son of James Smith of Craigend.

  1. Anthony Cooke shows Archibald Smith leaving an estate of £69,160 including share of stock in Leitch and Smith of £62,237.

Sources

'An elite revisited: Glasgow West India merchants, 1783-1877', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 32.2 2012 pp. 127-165, at p. 164, Inventory CC 10/7/4/2357 11/10/1822; additional inventory CC 10/7/4/236 31/10/1822, further inventory SC 36/48/19/143 10/08/1824.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Isabella Ewing
Children
James; Archibald
Wealth at death
£69,160
Occupation
West India merchant

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1800 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Leitch & Smith had advanced £25,000 to Robert Mackay & Co. in 1800 on mortgage.

Mullen, Stephen Scott (2015) The ‘Glasgow West India interest: integration, collaboration and exploitation in the British Atlantic World, 1776-1846. PhD thesis, Glasgow 2015 pp. 164-166, 215.

1800 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Leitch & Smith had advanced £25,000 to Robert Mackay & Co. in 1800 on mortgage.

Mullen, Stephen Scott (2015) The ‘Glasgow West India interest: integration, collaboration and exploitation in the British Atlantic World, 1776-1846. PhD thesis, Glasgow 2015 pp. 164-166, 215.

1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known

Millennium Hall was shown against Leitch & Smith for 1810-11 (Jamaica Almanacs 1811 and 1812). The Glasgow merchant firm had a branch in Kingston Jamaica.


Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Founding Partner
 
Founding partner
 
notes →
Shown as founding partner by...

Physical (1)

Country house
Jordanhill [Purchased] 
description →
Purchased in 1800 by Archibald Smith who 'shortly after... added considerably to the house and greatly improved its appearance.'...

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Father → Son
Brothers
Brothers
Notes →
Also business...

Addresses (1)

Jordanhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland