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Speirs, Alexander, 1714-1782

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    • Spiers, Alexander
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        • Affiliation Address: Ingram Street , Glasgow
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        • City: Glasgow
    • Birth Place

        Edinburgh (Scotland)
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    • Field of Activity


      Tobacco industry

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    • Spiers, Alexander
  • Sources

    • found: His Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the petitions of Messrs Alexander Spiers, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Syme, 1770:t.p. (Alexander Spiers)
    • found: Journals of the House of Lords, 1770:v. 32, p. 27 (18 December 1767 after hearing counsel upon the amended petition and appeal of Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn and Andrew Syme, trustees for the creditors of James Dunlop, merchant in Glasgow ...)
    • found: In the House of Lords. Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn and Andrew Syme, trustees for the creditors of James Dunlop, late of Glasgow, merchant, appellants, Thomas Dunlop, William Dunlop, Robert Bogle and Thomas Scott, trustees for the creditors of John Carlyle and company, late of Glasgow, merchants, respondents, et e contra, 1777
    • found: The Glasgow story online, viewed 5 January 2018(Alexander Speirs, of Elderslie born 1714, died 1782; Speirs was the son of an Edinburgh merchant; he was a plantation owner in Virginia before returning to Glasgow in the 1740s and becoming a leading tobacco merchant principally through his partnerships in Alexander Speirs & Co, Speirs, Bowman & Co and Speirs, French & Co.; he amassed a huge fortune and became a partner in a range of commercial ventures and industries in the Glasgow area, including the Glasgow Arms Bank, the Wester Sugar House, Smithfield Ironworks and Pollokshaws Printfield Co.; Speirs built a splendid mansion at Elderslie and in 1770 purchased the Virginia Mansion on Ingram Street; he was Glasgow's treasurer in 1755 and served as a Bailie in 1757 and 1762)
    • found: World Biographical Information System online, viewed 5 January 2018(Speirs, Alexander; born 1714, died 1782; merchant)
    • notfound: DNB;NUC pre-56
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    • 1985-03-25: new
    • 2018-01-06: revised
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