William Gillies, Provost of Maxwelltown, 1853 - 1859

William Gillies is the first name engraved on the Provost's Chain of Office, Town Council of the Burgh of Maxwelltown.   William and his son John Lawson Gillies established a sawmill on the north end of Glasgow Street.  The 1852 Pigot and Slater Trade Directory records "Wm Gillies & Son, Timber Merchants".   John Lawson Gillies followed his father, and was Provost of Maxwelltown between 1866 and 84.
Object no :
DMFA069n
Creator :
Robert Gemmell Hutchison
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Dimensions :
9" x 6"
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Accession number :
DUMFM:0198.485
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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