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  • ID: I1142
  • Name: Alexander Bennet McGregor
  • Surname: McGregor
  • Given Name: Alexander Bennet
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 May 1827 in Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Christening: 6 Jun 1827 Barony, Lanark, Scotland
  • Death: 22 Mar 1891 in Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • _UID: CC0D41F1154B5C458148E4C2240CDCDC63F2
  • Note:
    Alexander Bennett MCGREGOR was b. 1may1827 and died 1891. Alexander married 19oct1848 Elizabeth ROBERTSON, youngest daughter of late John Robertson, Hamburg merchant (A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (1863)) at Barony and Edinburgh (IGI). Alex died at Stirlingshire (ancestry.com file). Alex Bennett M?Grigor (1827-91) was only child of Alex M?Grigor of Cairnoch and Janet Stevenson Bennett, daughter of William Bennett, underwriter, founder of firm Bennett, Browne and Co. Alexander Bennett Mcgrigor (1891) was reg in National probate calendar (ancestry.com).
    Alex B. M?Grigor married Elizabeth Robertson; the family firm became M?Grigor, Donald and Co. and later M?Grigors and Stevenson. In 1871 the firm was amalgamated to C. D. Donald and Sons (Old Glasgow Essays). Alexander Bennett McGrigor became Capt in Lanarks. Rifle Volunteers 1859; in 1873 a cement process of his was patented (London Gazette). Royal Society has correspondence of Alexander B. McGrigor, St. Vincent St., Glasgow (1863 and others) (national archives).

    Will (21 pages) and inventory of Alexander Bennett Macgrigor LL.D. of Carinoch, writer, Glasgow, res at 19 Woodside Terr., there, d. 22mar1891 at Stirling (scotlandspeople). Will of Alexander Bennett McGrigor (d. 22mar1891 Stirling) LL.D. of Cairnoch, Glasgow writer, late of 19 Woodside Terr., Glasgow; probate 1may1891 Lanarkshire, Alexander McGrigor writer in Glasgow the son, Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson or McGrigor relict, James Simpson Fleming cashier of Royal Bank Edinburgh, Thomas Anderson writer in Glasgow (National Probate Calendar).

    Glasgow PO Directory 1849: Alexander M?Gregor (hse 19 Woodside Terr.) and Alexander Bennett M?Gregor (hse 125 Bath St.) of M?Gregor and Stevenson, writers, 52 George Sq.
    Alexander Bennet M'Grigor of Cairnoch, writer Glasgow 1849; LL.D. Glasgow 1877; d. 1891 (History of the Speculative Society).

    In 1855 Robert F. Alston was tenant of 125 Bath St., Glasgow, which was owned by Alexander B. McGregor (Valuation Roll). In 1855 Alexander Bennet McGregor owned Kernock, Boona Kirk and Easter Cringate, all in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire (Valuation Roll). In 1857 Alexander Bennet M'Grigor, Writer, was proprietor and occ of 19 Woodside Terr. (Glasgow elec reg, ancestry.com).

    In 1861 Alex. Bennett McGrigor (1828 Glasgow, writer), spouse Elizabeth (1829 Hamburg), children (b. Glasgow) Margaret Elizabeth (1855), Janet Stevenson Bennett (1857), Alexander (1860), wife?s niece Harriett Robertson (1856 St. Davids, Fife) were at Lanarkshire (census). In 1865 Alexander B. Macgregor was owner occupier of 19 Woodside Terr., and Alexander Bennett Macgregor was owner of 125 Bath St., Barony, Glasgow; Alexander Bennett Macgregor owned Kernock, Easter Cringate and Bunakirk and was owner occupier of hse at Bunakirk, St. Ninians, Stirlingshire (Valuation Roll).
    PO directory 1866: Alex Bennet M?Grigor (of M?Grigor, Stevenson and Fleming, writers, 136 St. Vincent St.) ho. 19 Woodside Terr.

    In 1871 Alex. B. McGregor (1828), spouse Elizabeth, were at Lanarkshire; in 1881 Alexander B. McGregor, LL.D., procurator (1828 Glasgow), wife Elizabeth (1829 Hamburg), son Alexander, apprentice at law (1860 Glasgow), niece Jane Robertson (1853 St. Davids, Fife), and 6 servants were at 19 Woodside Terr., Barony (census). In 1875 Alexander Bennet Macgregor owned lands and farm of Carnock Easter Cringate and Bunakirk, St. Ninians, Stirlings., and was owner occupier of a house at St. Ninians, Stirlings.; Alexander B. Macgregor was owner occupier of hse and offices, 19 Woodside Terr., Barony, Glasgow (Valuation Roll). In 1885 Alexander B./Bennett Macgrigor was owner occupier of 19 Woodside Terr., Glasgow, and hse and gdn Cairnock Stirling St. Ninians Stirlingshire; Bernard B. Macgeorge also lived at 19 Woodside Terr. (Valuation Roll).

    In 1889 Alex Bennett M?Grigor, LL.D., writer (hse 19 Woodside Terr.) and Alex M?Grigor, writer (hse 13 Grosvenor Crescent, W.), of M?Grigor, Donald and Co., 172 St. Vincent St. (Glasgow PO Diretory). In 1895 Cairnock was owned by trustees of late Alex Bennett Macgrigor;
    in 1905 Alexander Macgregor was owner occupier of Beechwood, Stirling, and Cairnock, Stirling; in 1915 and 1920 ditto, though hse was called Cairnoch in 1920 (Valuation Roll). Alexander was the son of Alexander Bennett Macgrigor.

    From theglasgowstory: Alexander Bennett McGrigor (1827-1891) was a well-known lawyer in Glasgow.
    McGrigor served his apprenticeship as a lawyer in the family firm of McGrigor, Murray & McGrigor. He became the head of the firm on the death of his father in 1853 and succeeded to the family estate of Kernock. One of his greatest achievements was the establishment of the Union Railway for which he supervised the legal work involved in getting the Bill through Parliament and oversaw negotiations with all the parties involved. Subsequently, he helped establish the Glasgow Tramway and the Vale of Clyde Tramway.
    In 1878 McGrigor was called in to report to shareholders after the collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank and he subsequently played a leading role in settling the many cases involved in the liquidation. His firm of lawyers grew to being one of the largest in the city, and was a major employer. He was also an army volunteer, a noted bibliophile, and a keen supporter of the Liberal Party. He managed to find time to help out in the administration of the University of Glasgow, the Western Infirmary and Queen Margaret College. In 1887 he was chosen to be president of the revived Clan Gregor Society. He was honorary secretary of the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1888.
    Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.04 BAI
    From University of Glasgow: Alexander Bennett McGrigor of Cairnoch (1827-1891) was a graduate of the University who was Dean of Faculties from 1876 to 1879 and a Rector's Assessor from 1884 until 1887. The McGrigor Collection of books and pamphlets relating to the natural and civil history, topography and antiquities of Jerusalem and the Holy Land was donated to the University by his son, Alexander McGrigor, in 1891.

    In 1872 Alexander Bennett McGrigor and Colin Dunlop Donald of McGrigor, Donald and Co., 136 St. Vincent St., had power of attorney for clients (GWR shares, findmypast).
    The certificate of death of Keziah Scott Crombie, wife of Major Alexander Crombie, late of 61 Belgrave Rd., London, was verified by William Christie, 20feb1880, of Gilmour and Christie, W.B., Irvine; this affected GWR shares of David Gray, town clerk, late of Irvine, John Muir (Edinburgh), Alexander Gilmour (Irvine writer), John Paterson (Irvine banker), Alexander Bennett McGrigor (Glasgow writer) (findmypast).
    The death, 6jan1881, of David Gray (Irvine town clerk), verified by Wm Christie, affected Keziah Scott Crombie (wife of Major Alexander Crombie), John Muir (Edinburgh), Alexander Gilmour (writer, Irvine), John Paterson (banker, Irvine), Alexander Bennett McGrigor (writer, Glasgow) (findmypast).
    On death registered 22mar1891 of Alexander Bennett McGrigor, late of 26 Park Terr., Stirling, stock was transmitted to Alexander Gilmour, Irvine, and John Paterson (GWR shareholders, findmypast). Gilmour (b. abt 1828, Irvine) and Paterson (b. abt 1827, Irvine) were sons in law of Thomas Campbell (b. abt 1793) and Anne Rankine (1795 Sorn, Ayrshire-1860 Irvine); Anne was a cousin of John Allan Rankin, who was previously married to Kezia Scott Mackenzie (b. 1833).

    See http://www.scribd.com/doc/34467144/Alexander-Bennett-M-Grigor
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  • Change Date: 8 Apr 2017 at 18:28:05



    Father: Alexander McGregor b: 13 Jul 1796 in , Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland c: in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Mother: Janet Stevenson Bennet b: 31 Jul 1800 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Robertson b: ABT 1829 in Hamburg, Germany
    • Married: 11 Oct 1848 in Barony, Lanark, Scotland 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret Elizabeth McGregor b: 16 Apr 1854 in Lanarkshire, Scotland c: May 1854 in Barony, Lanark, Scotland
    2. Has Children Janet Stevenson Bennett McGrigor b: 16 Jul 1856 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    3. Has Children Alexander McGrigor b: 10 Jul 1859 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    4. Has No Children William Bennett McGrigor b: 2 Dec 1861 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 10, 2009
      Page: Batch #: C119664, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 1041478, Printout Call #: 6901464, Dates: 181
    2. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 10, 2009
      Page: Batch #: M119689, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 1041482, 0994217, Printout Call #: 6900812, D
    3. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 10, 2009
      Page: Batch #: M119689, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0994218-0994220, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates
    4. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 11, 2009
    5. Title: 1861 census, Scotland
    6. Title: 1881 census, Scotland.
    7. Title: Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain
      Publication: 1863
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