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James Peadie of Ruchill, Merchant in Glasgow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: February 01, 1717
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Peadie of Ruchill, Merchant in Glasgow and Janet Gilhagie
Husband of Name Not Known and Anna Porterfield
Father of John Peadie; Alexander Peadie; James Peadie of Ruchill and Margaret Peadie
Brother of John Peadie; Ninian Peadie, primus; Janet Peadie; Margaret Peadie; Ninian Peadie, secundus and 1 other

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About James Peadie of Ruchill, Merchant in Glasgow

JAMES PEADIE OF RUCHILL

Merchant in Glasgow; Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow, (1670); Dean of Guild of Glasgow (1690-1); Provost of Glasgow (1691-2) (1692-3) (1697-8)

Bogus Genealogy

It has been mistakenly claimed that James Peadie of Ruchill, here treated, who married Anna Porterfield, was the son of Thomas Peadie, Merchant in Glasgow and the brother of Janet Peadie, secundus but this is wrong. Exhibition Illustrative of Old Glasgow Anna Porterfield's husband was actually the nephew of Thomas Peadie, Merchant in Glasgow

The Question of Identity

James Peadie was the second son, but eventually the eldest surviving son of James Peadie of Ruchill and his wife Janet Gilhagie. He was born before 16 June 1639, the date upon which his baptism was registered at High Church parish in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Baptisms, 1631-43, reference OPR644/1/3]

James Peadie, merchant in Glasgow, was enrolled as a burgess and guild brother of Glasgow on 16 May 1670. He was admitted in right of being the eldest son of the deceased James Peadie, merchant, burgess and guild brother. Glasgow Burgesses: 188

James Peadie of Ruchill served as Dean of Guild of Glasgow in 1691. A View of the Merchants House of Glasgow: 554

Death

James Peadie, elder, Merchant in Glasgow, late Provost of Glasgow, died on 1 February 1717. He was seventy-eight years of age. He left one hundred and twenty pounds Scots to the poor of the Merchants House of Glasgow. A View of the Merchants House of Glasgow: 578 His son James had signature of the lands of Ruchill on 26 July 1718. NRS: SIG1/133/14

First Marriage

Children of First Marriage

  1. John Peadie

Second Marriage

James Peadie of Ruchill, elder, married Anna Porterfield. Exhibition Illustrative of Old Glasgow Their marriage was booked on 5 June 1679, at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland, but they were married at Killellen in Renfrewshire, which was presumably the bride's home parish. The marriage record reads as follows: "James Pedie [and] Anna Porterfield married at Killellen". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Baptisms, 1612-87, reference OPR.644/1/23] Image of Marriage Record

Children of Second

  1. Alexander Peadie
  2. James Peadie of Ruchill
  3. Margaret Peadie

Evidence from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow

29 January 1702: James Mason, weaver, B., as eldest son to George Mason, weaver, burgess, gratis, at the desire of James Peadie of Ruchill, late Provost, conform to act of council dated 2 Jan. Glasgow Burgesses: 250

Evidence Published by the National Records of Scotland

                   1

26 February 1653: Extract contract between James, John and Janet Padie, children of the late James Padie, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and Barbara Gilhagie and others, concerning division under bond of provision. Registered in town court books of Glasgow, 2 November 1651. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/2/44/1

Note: Barbara Gilhagie was the wife of John Anderson of Dowhill.

                   2

12 December 1707: Letter from the proprietors of the Wester Sugar Works, Glasgow, to Hugh Montgomerie [MP] at the Old Mans Coffee House, Charing Cross, London. Signed by James Peadie and Peter Murdoch and stating that there was no necessity for the erection of a third sugar house at Glasgow and commenting on terms of the Act of Union and collection of the excise in Scotland. National Records of Scotland, Western and Eastern Sugar Houses, Glasgow, reference GD3/17/2/5

                   3

1709: Plea for James Peadie and other defendents, partners of Eastern Sugarrie at Glasgow to the bill exhibited against them at instance of HM Advocate General concerning the imposition of duty under the Act of Union. National Records of Scotland, Western and Eastern Sugar Houses, Glasgow, reference GD3/17/2/9

                   4

[1709] Joint and several answers of James Peady, James Peady, younger, Robert Bogle, John Cross and John Luke, partners in the Easter Sugar House of Glasgow, defenders to the bill of complaint of Sir David Dalrymple of Newhailes, HM Advocate General. Relating to the distillation of rum from molasses and the payment of customs and excise duty. National Records of Scotland, Western and Eastern Sugar Houses, Glasgow, reference GD3/17/2/11

                   5

26 July 1718: Signature of the lands of Ruchehill etc granted to James Pedie (Peadie). National Records of Scotland, Register of Signatures, boxed series, reference SIG1/133/14

Genealogy

  1. The Early Records of an Old Glasgow Family University Press, Glasgow, 1902), 178 pp. including index. See pp. 36-65 for the family of Ninian Hill of Garioch and Helen Hutcheson
  2. Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry
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James Peadie of Ruchill, Merchant in Glasgow's Timeline

1639
June 16, 1639
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
June 16, 1639
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1682
October 26, 1682
1684
March 20, 1684
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1686
February 3, 1686
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1717
February 1, 1717
Age 77
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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