Thomas Kennedy

Born in 1797 in Argyllshire, Thomas Kennedy eventually settled in Kilmarnock as a watch and clockmaker. This trade he had learned in his own county, where he began business for himself, but not meeting with sufficient encouragement he came to Ayrshire and took employment with Mr George Thomson, watchmaker and jeweller. After marrying the daughter of Mr John Hunter, a wealthy local saddler, he opened his own business, adding to it the trade of gun-making, for which he acquired a great reputation, even receiving the honorary appointment of gunmaker to Prince Albert.

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