Source: Scottish Biographies by E. J Thurston 1938
James Hogg Gillespie, (Rev), M.A. B.D. The Manse of St Giles, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. b 1867 Glasgow; son of the late Andrew Gillespie; ed Dennistown Academy, Anderson’s College, Glasgow; apprenticed pattern-maker to iron molders and draughtsman; Glasgow University; m 1902 Mary, d of late Allan Muir; 5 daughters; Member Dundonald School Board 1903; chaplain to Moderator of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1929. Served during Great War with Y.M.C.A. 1916-17; has prepared housing schemes privately and in association with County Council, also plans for dealing with local unemployment; contributor to local press on historical subjects; is preparing a History of Dundonald Parish. Recreations: music, reading, motoring.
James Laun Gillespie, B. L, Solicitor, 101 West Nile Street, Glasgow, b 1881 Glasgow, son of late Denis Gillespie, educated at St Francis’ School, Glasgow University; Councillor, City of Glasgow since 1920; Magistrate 1924-1929. During Great War Highland Light Infantry and obtained commission in Indian Army; served in India, Baluchistan, and Arabia. Recreation walking.
Thomas Haining Gillespie, F.R.S.E., F.Z.F Corstorphine Hill House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 12. b 1876 Dumfries, s of Thomas Haining Gillespie and Julia Ann Satchell; ed private schools; Edinburgh University; m 1920 Mary Elizabeth Gamble. Qualified as a Solicitor 1899; was instrumental in founding The Zoological Society of Scotland, 1909; Hon Secretary, thereof until 1913, when the Society was incorporated by Royal Charter; Secretary Scotland National Zoological Society since 1911. Author of Zoo Ways and Whys; More Zoo Ways; A Book of King Penguins; Is it Cruel?—A Study of The Condition of Captive and Performing Animals; numerous magazine and newspaper articles on popular aspects of animal life and behaviour. Recreation: reading, writing, music, photography, shooting.
James Gillespie (Graham), 1776-1855, son of Malcolm Gillespie and Jane Stewart, born at Dunblane, Scotland. He became an architect who designed many houses and churches. He married Margaret Ann Graham May 30, 1815 and took her surname upon his marriage.
When she died, he married Elizabeth Marjory Campbell in 1830. His address at the marriage was Albany Street. He also became a Justice of the Peace. The 1851 census lists his household as containing he and his wife, his sister in law, Barbara Campbell, and four servants. He was aged 74.
James died March 1855, age 78. He had lived in Edinburgh for the past 15 years, that his father had been Sherriff substitute in Dunblane. He had three children from his first marriage. His address at his death was 15 Castle Street. James Gillespie was buried at Greyfriars Churchyard.
Source: National Records of Scotland