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Hugh Allan

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Hugh Allan, shipowner of Glasgow and Montreal

1810 Born in Saltcoats, son of Alexander Allan (1780-1854)

At an early age Hugh was settled by his father in Montreal in the office of the agency of the Allan Line. Here Hugh quickly came to the front, becoming a partner, and ultimately head of the firm

1844 Married Maggie Smith of Montreal

Knighted, in recognition of the important services he rendered to Canada in promoting its maritime and general commerce.

1882 Died


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Allan family
  • Burke’s Family Records