Videos tagged with "merchant"
Harry Benvie Kebel Smith Gravestone Western Cemetery Dundee Scotland [00:32]
Tour Scotland video of the Harry Benvie Kebel Smith gravestone on visit to the Western Cemetery in Dundee. Harry Benvie Kebel Smith was born on 21 May 1909 at Cliffside, Wormit, Fife, the son of Harry Kebel Smith, wine merchant, and his wife Mary Elizabeth Myles. He studied architecture at the University of Liverpool but spent his vacations in Scotland. He joined the practice of James Glen Sivewright Gibson as assistant. At the time of his election to the RIBA, though he was working in London, he gave his permanent address as being in Dundee. His proposers were James Glen Sivewright Gibson, OT Savage and Walter Symington Athol Gibson. Smith was killed on 10 September 1940 in an air raid while on fire watch during the Blitz. At that time he was living in Fulham.
Cathedral Of Congregationalism Scotland [01:27]
Tour Scotland video of Ward Chapel known as the Cathedral Of Congregationalism in Scotland. This Scottish church was designed by the architect James Brewster and opened in 1833. The building is unusually ambitious for its date and has been associated with many influential families of the Dundee area who have worshipped here. These included manufacturers, merchants, dyers, mill-owners, foundry-owners, with surnames such as the Baxter, Buist, Carmichael, Gilroy, Halley, Henderson, Low, Neish,
Ralph Wardlaw Gravestone Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:37]
Tour Scotland video of the Reverend Ralph Wardlaw Memorial gravestone on visit to Glasgow Necropolis. Ralph, born 22nd December 1779, died 15th December 1853, was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman and writer. He was born in Dalkeith, before his family moved to Glasgow when he was six months old. His father was a prosperous merchant and civic magistrate, while his mother was the daughter of the Rev. James Fisher and the granddaughter of Ebenezer Erskine, two of the founding ministers of the United Secession Church. At the age of eight he was enrolled at the High School of Glasgow for four years, before being accepted as a student of theology at the University of Glasgow, aged twelve. Despite his strong familial connections to the Secession Church, shortly after his University studies were complete he turned to Independent Congregationalism, as introduced from England by James and Robert Haldane. He was ordained in 1803 by Rev. Greville Ewing, the popular minister of Lady Glenorchy's church, shortly after a chapel had been erected for him by his friends and family in Albion Street. Although his first congregation numbered only 61, his success as a preacher was sufficient that by 1811 he and Ewing founded Glasgow's first academy for congregationalist theology students. In 1818 he moved his congregation to a new church in West George Street capable of holding more than 1500 people, where he remained until the closure of his ministerial life. Wardlaw strongly influenced David ...
Alexander Greig Merchant Gravestone Graveyard Kinglassie Fife Scotland [00:49]
Tour Scotland video of the Alexander Greig, Merchant, gravestone in the graveyard in Kinglassie, Fife.
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Palace Culross Fife Scotland [01:09]
Tour Scotland video of the Palace on visit to Culross, Fife, Scotland. This Scottish palace was constructed between 1597 and 1611 by Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock. Bruce was a successful merchant who had a flourishing trade with other Forth ports, the Low Countries and the Baltic countries. He had interests in coal mining and salt production, and is credited with sinking the world's first coal mine to extend under the sea. Although never a royal residence, James VI visited the Palace in 1617.
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