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David Kinghorn

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David Kinghorn (1822-1891), Shipbuilder of Glasgow

c.1822 Born in Lennoxtown[1]

1847 Married Margaret Reid in Govan[2]

1851 David Kinghorn 29, clerk in a shipbuilder's yard, lived in Govan with Margaret Kinghorn 23, David Alexr Kinghorn 4 Months[3]

1871 David Kinghorn 49, engineer shipbuilder, lodging in Logie, Perthshire, with Margaret Reid Kinghorn 42, Robert Ewing Kinghorn 5, Janet Jos Kinghorn 3, Albert James Kinghorn 1[4]

1881 David Kinghorn 69 (sic), Shipbuilder 2000 Men & Boys, lived in Cambuslang, with Magt Reid 53, William Kinghorn 23, David Kinghorn 41 (sic), Agnes Kinghorn 19, Alex Kinghorn 14, Janet Kinghorn 13[5]

1891 David Kinghorn 69, shipbuilder and engineer (retired), lived in Govan[6]

1891 Died in Glasgow, commission and machinery merchant of St Vincent St, Glasgow; his sons William Alexander, commission merchant of Glasgow, and John George, engineer of Liverpool, were amongst the executors[7]

1891 Obituary [8]

There passed away suddenly last Thursday night, in the fulness of years, Mr. David Kinghorn, who had for many years been general manager of the London and Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company, Govan, from which post, however, he had been retired for a few years.

In early manhood, Mr. Kinghorn was intimately connected with the business of the late Robert Napier.

During his long career as a shipbuilder he gained he universal respect of all who came into contact with him, and he was at all times ready to give his advice and valuable experience and take a share in every good work. By his decease the shipbuilding and engineering communities have been deprived of one of the few remaining links between the present and the earlier periods of the two great industries of the Clyde.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. national probate calendar
  8. Engineering 1891 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index