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James Brand

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James Brand (1831-1909) of Charles Brand and Son

1831 Born in Montrose the son of Charles Brand

1861 Listed as a Railway Contractor.[1]

1871 Listed as Civil Engineer and Contractor Employing 800 Man.[2]

1881 Listed as Contractor For Public Works Employing about 500 Men.[3]

1901 Living at 10 Marchmont Terrace, Govan: James Brand (age 69 born Montrose), Civil Engineer, Contractor for Public Works. With his wife Jane Brand and their daughter and three sons.[4]


Obituary 1909 [5]

THE death occurred at Bournemouth on 15th inst. of James Brand, senior partner of the firm of Charles Brand and Son, railway contractors, Glasgow. Mr. Brand, who had reached his seventy-seventh year, had lately been in poor health, and had gone to Bournemouth hoping for recovery.

A native of Montrose, Mr. Brand was educated at the local Academy, afterwards serving an apprenticeship as a civil engineer, and at the end of his training he joined his father, Charles Brand, then a successful contractor. He was for some time chief assistant, and then assumed as a partner in what became one of the most important contracting firms in Scotland. One of the earlier contracts of the firm was the construction of the Huntly and Rothiemay section of the Great North of Scotland Railway.



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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. The Engineer 1909/01/22