Thomas Peter, merchant
|Birthplace:||probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
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About Thomas Peter, merchant
merchant, burgess, and guild brother of Glasgow
Birth and Baptism
is 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 The principal witness (sponsor, or godfather) to his baptism 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 matriculated at Glasgow University in 1731. He joined the class Mr. Andrew Ross, senior, Professor of Humanity but he did not graduate [W. Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow From 1728-1858 (James McLehose and Sons, Glasgow, 1913), entry number 66 on page 8].
Merchant, Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow
Thomas Peter, the eldest son of Thomas Peter, merchant, burgess, and guild brother of Glasgow, was enrolled as a burgess and guild brother of Glasgow on 31 May 1738. He was admitted in right of his father [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].
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 [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 262].