Historical records matching Thomas Peter, merchant
About Thomas Peter, merchant
THOMAS PETER (floruit 1719-38)
was employed as a merchant in Glasgow. He is the eldest son of Thomas Peter, merchant, burgess, and guild brother of Glasgow. The Town Council admitted him as a burgess in right of his father on 31 May 1738 [James R. Anderson, The Burgesses & Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1573-1750 (Printed for the Scottish Record Society by J. Skinner & Company Ltd., Edinburgh, 1925), page 427].
BIRTH AND BAPTISM
Thomas Peter's burgess record suggests the probability of him being that eldest son of Thomas Peter, and his wife, Janet Frew, who was born on 17 July 1719 and baptised on 23 July 1719 [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, index, FamilySearch] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYSV-3RF This suggestion is supported by his baptismal record because the principal witness (sponsor, or godfather) is very likely his father's employer, Bailie Thomas Peter of Crossbasket and Cardarroch (1639 x 1640-1721), merchant, burgess and guild brother of Glasgow, sometime Dean of Guild. The record reads as follows: "Thomas Peter & Janet Frew a lawfull son Thomas Wit Thomas Peter & Robert Fulton Born on Friday the 17th instant at 5 o clock afternoon" [Registrar General for Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Glasgow Baptisms, 1719-28, reference OPR.644/10].
Thomas Peter was a merchant in Glasgow. It cannot be regarded as certain but it is possible that he was employed by his cousin,Thomas Peter of Crossbasket and Cardarroch (1703-73). The possibility is suggested in the first instance by family relationship, and the later history of the family, but it is also a fact that his father served his apprenticeship with another Thomas Peter, in all probability the Laird of Cardarroch's grandfather, Bailie Thomas Peter of Crossbasket and Cardarroch (1639 x 1640-1721), merchant, burgess, and guild brother of Glasgow, sometime Dean of Guild of Glasgow.