Tuesday, 12 January 2010

McGavin Ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on William McGavin whose large, 35 ft. memorial monument at Glasgow Necropolis can be seen to the left of the image below (with statue on top).

Key facts:

  • Monument designed by John Bryce 1834 and sculpted by Robert Forrest.

  • McGavin born in Ayrshire and had a varied career including weaver, teacher. merchant, bank manager and publisher.

  • Died Aug 23rd 1832 age 59 years.

  • Renowned for publishing "The Protestant" an anti-Catholic journal.

  • McGavin was originally buried in the now demolished Wellington Street Chapel but his remains were re-interred in the Necropolis.

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