Alexander, John

Person Key: 
ALE002
Family Name: 
Alexander
First Name(s): 
John
Birth Year: 
1819
Death Year: 
1886
Century: 
19
County: 
Glasgow
Biography: 

The arms, crest and motto were granted by Lord Lyon to John Alexander, merchant of Glasgow in 1861 (Lyon Register vi, 42 3 Jan 1861). John Alexander of Menstrie Bank, Dowanhill Gardens, Glasgow, was a partner in the firm of Edward Alexander & Sons and appears in the Glasgow Directories as such until 1886. He is mentioned as a book collector in Hazlitt's Roll of honour in 1908 as John Alexander of Menstriebank. This is probably the `musicologist' who edited an edition of Joseph Ritson's Scotish [sic] songs. 2 vols. Glasgow, Hugh Hopkins, 1869.

Seat / Residence(s): 
Menstrie Bank, Glasgow