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William Thomesone

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Son of William Thomesoune, in Overton of Carmunock
Brother of John Thomesone, Maltman in Glasgow

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About William Thomesone


Maltman in Glasgow: Burgess and Freeman of Glasgow

William Thomesoune, here treated, is the son of William Thomesoune, in Overton of Carmunock On 4 April 1626 he was indentured as an apprentice for seven years with John Thomson, maltman in Glasgow, and contracted with him for a further two years in order to compensate him for the board and lodgings provided by him during the apprenticeship period. Trades Records: 133

Evidence from the Records of the Trades House of Glasgow

4 April 1626: The said day Williame Thomesone sone laull to Willia Thomesone in Ovirtoune of Curmonok is buikit heirin printeis to Jon Thomesone maltman for ye space of sewin zeirs as prenteis and tua zeirs yeftir for meit and fie cforme to y indentor of ye dait ye fourt day of Apryle 1626 zeirs as ye sd W'" his entrie qa was at ye dait of ye sd indentor. Records of the Trades House of Glasgow: 133

Evidence from the Burgess Records of Glasgow

4 April 1633: Thomsone, William, maltman, B. and F., as serving appr. with John Thomson, maltman. Glasgow Burgesses 1573-1750: 86

The Last Will and Testament of his brother John

John Thomesone. here treated, made his last will and testament at the Common Muir of Glasgow on 9 August 1648: "being upone the sd comowne muire decissand wt the plague of pestlence." The witnesses present included James Corbat, tailor, John Anderson, Robert Boyd, and Thomast Stewart, merchants. John Thomesone nomiated and appointed his wife Margaret Telfurd to be his only executrix and universal intromitter with all of his goods and gear. He left his part of the free gear in legacy to his wife, and: "to the bairne qrwt she is in hir bellie if they lieve & depairt not this lyfe of the sd infectione and failzeing of them by deceis to Wm Thomesone his brothr." He also left the gift of one hundred and twenty merks money that he and his wife had inherited from his mother-in-law, the deceased Margaret Cleland, to his brother-in-law John Meiklejohn. Robert Barre, writer in Glasgow, acted himself as cautioner for the executrix and confirmation was granted to her on 3 November 1648. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Commissary Court, The Testament Testamentar and Inventory of John Thomesone, Maltman, Burgess of Glasgow, reference CC9/7/30]

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Printed Evidence

  1. The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow A.D. 1605-1678 (Printed for the Trades House, Glasgow, MDCCCCX), 574 pp. including index
  2. The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1573-1750. Edited by James R. Anderson (Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 1925), 571 pp. including indices
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