Name: William ELLIOT
Given Name: William
Suffix: of Muirglen, Lanark, & Lanark Market
Title: of Muirglen, Lanark, & Lanark Market
Birth: 31 AUG 1859 in Galashiels,Selkirk,Scotland
William ELLIOT (father of Walter the politician and husband of Ellen Shiels) was the founder of Lawrie & Symington, livestock auctioneers of Lanark, and a co-inventor with Alexander Shiels of a milking machine. They formed a company to promote it.
Change Date: 17 MAY 2005 at 22:44:45
Mr. William Elliot was the son of Mr. Walter Elliot, Hollybush, Galashiels, and after serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. John Swan & Sons, and carrying on a salesman's business in Glasgow for a few years, he took over the business of Lawrie & Symington on Mr. Symington's retiral on 2nd April, 1886.
"The public took rapidly to the selling and buying by auction, which had become the popular mode of exchange instead of the old method of hand selling at fairs. While this change had no doubt greatly favoured Mr. Elliot's success in business, the progress of the Lanark Market became well known in the Stock Markets in Scotland.
The present Board is chaired by Andrew Lubbock, A.R.Ag.S., Harwood Mill, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, who farms 3,500 acres. He has a long standing family association with Lawrie & Symington, through his aunt, Baroness Elliot of Harwood. The other Board members are as follows:- David Birrell, W.S., Dundas & Wilson, Edinburgh; Blair Hill, St. John's Kirk, Symington, Biggar; Gilbert Harvey, Greenshields, Carnwath; Dr. John Baynham, Edinburgh, Robert Barr, Woodhouse Farm, Manor, Peebles, and Alan Lamont, Balbougie, Hillend, Dunfermline. The financial director is Robert Laurenson, who, until recently, held a most senior position with the Clydesdale Bank."
31 Aug 1859
Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland
Father: Walter ELLIOT
Mother: Jane WHITE
Father: Walter ELLIOT b: 23 DEC 1832 in Stow (Midlothian) Scotland
Mother: Jane WHITE
Ellen Elizabeth SHIELS b: 17 MAR 1859 in Lauder,Berwick,Scotland
8 JUL 1886
- Ellen Elizabeth ELLIOT b: 7 MAY 1887 in Markgreen House,Lanark (Lanarks) Scotland
- Walter Elliot ELLIOT b: 19 SEP 1888 in Markgreen House,Lanark (Lanarks) Scotland
- Elizabeth Alexandrina ELLIOT b: 6 NOV 1890 in Markgreen House,Lanark (Lanarks) Scotland
- Alexander Shiels ELLIOT b: 18 OCT 1892 in Markgreen House,Lanark (Lanarks) Scotland