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Graham, James Gillespie (1776–1855), architect, was born on 11 June 1776 in Dunblane, where he was baptized on 17 June, the elder son of Malcolm Gillespie, sheriff-substitute of Dunblane. Of his early life and education, nothing is known. Possibly involved in the pre-1800 remodelling of ...

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Hamilton, David (1768–1843), architect, was born in Glasgow on 11 May 1768 and baptized there on 14 May, the son of Lesmahagow-born mason William Hamilton and Helen Liddel. He is described in his obituary as self-taught, but copies of unpublished Adam projects in ...

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Hamilton, Thomas (1784–1858), architect, was born on 11 January 1784 in Glasgow, the son of Thomas Hamilton, mason and builder (1758?–1824), and his wife, Jean Stevenson, whom he had married in Edinburgh. Hamilton senior moved to the capital in 1790, preceded by his brother ...

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Johnson, Isaac (1754–1835), topographical artist and land surveyor, was born at Pettistree Lodge, near Wickham Market, Suffolk, and baptized in Pettistree church on 27 January 1754, the second of three artistic sons of John Johnson (c.1722–1780), land surveyor and farm bailiff, and ...

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Kemp, George Meikle [pseud. John Morvo] (1795–1844), architect, was born on 26 May 1795, at Hillriggs Farm, near Biggar, Lanarkshire, the son of James Kemp, a shepherd, and his wife, Jean Mulberry or Mowbray (d. c.1827), a family frequently on poor relief. Showing an early fondness for drawing, carving, and woodwork (he made furniture throughout his life), he was apprenticed as a carpenter to ...

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Leitch, Archibald (1865–1939), engineer and architect, was born on 27 April 1865 at 1 Comleypark Street, Glasgow, the fourth of six children of Archibald Leitch (1830–1907), a blacksmith, and Agnes, née Kent (1833–1911). In 1876 he won a place at Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School...

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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie (1868–1928), architect, decorative artist, and watercolour painter, was born on 7 June 1868 at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow, the fourth of the eleven children of William McIntosh (c.1837–1908), a clerk in the Glasgow police force, and his first wife, ...

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Stevenson, John James (1831–1908), architect, was born in Glasgow on 24 August 1831, the son of James Stevenson (1786–1866) and his wife, Jane Stewart, daughter of Alexander Shannan. He came from a large, prosperous middle-class family; his father was a cotton broker who later founded a chemical works on the ...

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Thomson, Alexander [called Greek Thomson] (1817–1875), architect, was born on 9 April 1817 at Endrick Cottage, Balfron, Stirlingshire, the seventeenth of the twenty children of John Thomson (1757/8–1824), bookkeeper at Kirkman and Findlay's cotton spinning mill at Balfron, and the ninth of his second wife, ...