THE late Member of Parliament for St. Rollox Division was born in Glasgow in 1837, and was educated at the Collegiate School and University of his native city. He was for many years engaged in business in Glasgow as a partner of the firm of J. & R. Wilson, merchants and ship owners. He was also during its existence a Director of the British and African Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., and for some time Vice-Chairman of the company. In 1873 he purchased the estate of Finnich Malice in Stirlingshire, of which county he is J.P. and D.L,, and he retired from business in 1882. He has been a member of Stirlingshire County Council since the institution of that body, and he has taken an active part in the development of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, of which he is a Life Governor. He is a member of several Conservative and Unionist clubs, including the New Club, the Imperial Union Club, the Dennistoun Conservative Club, Glasgow, and the Devonshire Club, London. At the General Election in 1900 he was returned as Member of Parliament for the St. Rollox Division of Glasgow, which he represented till 1905.

    In 1883 Mr. Wilson married Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. John Hewetson, of Ellergil, Westmorland.

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