Francis Shand the elder

29th Mar 1782 - 1825


  1. Born 29/03/1782 and baptised the following day in Edinburgh, son of Francis Shand and his wife Janet Wilson. His father was a merchant baillie in Edinburgh. Followed his elder brother Charles into the West India merchant firm Rodie and Shands in Liverpool.

  2. At Great Nelson Street, Liverpool, in 1807. Married Mary Reid in 1809. Children baptisted at the Particular Baptist Church in Liverpool: Francis (1810), Barbara (1811), Lily (1812), John (1814). Baptisms in Oldham Street, Presbyterian Church, Liverpool: Mary Ann (1818), Charles (1819), William Walker (born 1821, baptised 1823), Thomas Livingstone Reid (1823), Francis (1825).

  3. Of Roscommon Street, Liverpool, at the time of his death. Buried 22/04/1825 at Holy Trinity, Liverpool, aged 43.


For an extensive family tree of the Shands see '2012JulyCrocker' by Astral14 on, [accessed 20/10/2018].

  1. GROS OPR Births 685/1 370 126 Edinburgh.

  2., UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database online];, England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online]. No marriage found so far for this couple.

  3., Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986 [database online].

We are grateful to Mandy Francis for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Reid
West India merchant

Relationships (4)

Business associates
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Great Nelson Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England
Roscommon Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England