Sweet Family West of Scotland

William ROBERTSON

Person Chart

Parents

Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
John ROBERTSON BET 1700 AND 1710 Katherine HUTCHISON ABT 1720

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 2 Aug 1753 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marriage 11 JUN 1774
Death Feb 1831

Notes

0620 71. This is the property of William Robertson, ### merchant in Glasgow, Margaret Baillie his spouse and their children 17##(?). William Robertson died on the ### February MDCCCXXXI(?) [1831](?) aged eighty ### years

From Happy Haggis check further
http://www.happyhaggis.co.uk/lanark-ramshorn.htm
From 'Glasgow' by David Daiches 1977.
"Expansion of the Iron industry in Scotland at the end of the eighteenth century was the result of the invention of new waus od applying steam power to the furnaces, forges and mills. The local availablity of coal and ironstone led in 1787 to proposals byJohn Gillies (of the Dalnotter Iron Works), William Robertson (of the Smithfield Iron Co.) and John Grieve (of Bo'ness) for the setting up of iron Furnaces and forges in Muirkirk, some twenty miles south of Glasgow in the hills on the Lanarkshire/Ayrshire border. These three were joined in 1788 by Thomas Edington, manager of Cadells of Cramond (for by now the Cadell family had bought the Crammond Iron Works from the Carron Company) with the result that the following year saw the establishment of the Muirkirk Iron Works"
http://www.ayrshirehistory.com/muirkirk_iron_works.html
For a history of Muirkirk iron works

Canmore have some very interesting photos:
https://canmore.org.uk/site/44728/muirkirk-ironworks
The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members list refers to Wiliam Robertson, Merchant, Glasgow recruited by John Campbell and Archibald Ingram
http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/chambersofcommerce/glasgow.pdf