|Marriage||10 SEP 1786||Glasgow, Lanarkshire|
|19 January 1792 |
To the creditors of William Copland and Company, Callico-printers in Glasgow, and of the said William Copland and Andrew Gardner, manufacturers in Glasgow and Sutherland Colquhoun, callico-printer in Pollockshaws, partners of the said Company as individuals.
(See the full text of this at my notes in Genealogy/Sweet/Sweetitems/ William Copland Search)
My William Copland is described in a number of places as a writer, however, I am pretty certain that the above William Copland is also “my” William; this is based on guesswork and hunch.
• William Copland married Jean Robertson in 1786. Their children were Catherine and William; William married an Elizabeth Hotchkiss and named their children Thomas Copland and Jean Robertson Copland; did they select these names to honour their connections with Sweet and Robertson? Witnesses to the christening included Alexander Robertson and George Sweet junior.
• Thomas Sweet and William Copland are both in the Jones Directory of 1787.
• William Copland’s first wife, Elizabeth Hotchkiss, died and he married Anna Hamilton Gardner in 1831. Her father was Alexander Gardner, Calico Printer. Possibly he used the name Andrew.
I am satisfied that William Copland, Callico Printer, is my William Copland.