Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Dunn Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting information on Dunn family history as sourced from a grand memorial at Glasgow's Necropolis.

This memorial focuses on one William Dunn of Duntocher. Key information on this person as follows:
  • Born Kirkintilloch 1770 and died 1849.
  • A successful Glaswegian entrepreneur who started life as cotton spinner, then learned iron-turning and machine making. He became a major landowner and businessman owning various mills and iron works employing up to 2000 people at peak.
  • Resided in mansion in St. Vincent Place, Glasgow.
  • Upon William Dunn' s death his death in 1849, Dunn's brother Alex Dunn, inherited the business fortune and built the monument shown in the image below.
  • The monument was designed in severe classical style by John Thomas Rochead in 1848.

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