Alexander Houstoun or Houston of Clerkington

Partnership Role

Dumbarton Glasswork Co.

Glass Manufacturing (Glass)


Partner until 30/06/1821

Firm Notes

  1. 'Dumbarton's glassworks was established in 1777, and from 1800 to the 1830s was the most influential glassworks in Britain. In the few years before Queen Victoria's succession, 1814-1826, the glassworks produced 92.5% of all approved glass made in Scotland and 35.4% of glass purchased in England.'

  2. The trustees of the late Alexander Houstoun of Clerkington and Jacob Dixon surviving partner of The Dumbarton Glass-work Co. intimate that Alexander Houstoun ceased to be a partner 30/06/1821.

Firm Sources

  1. [accessed 08/12/2017]

  2. Edinburgh Gazette 3017 28/05/1822 p. 100.