William Cross

1st Feb 1763 - 1813


Glasgow merchant, of Auchentoshan or Auchintoshan, Dunbartonshire, father of John Cross Buchanan (q.v.), son of John Cross (1719-1778, 'West Indian proprietor and merchant in Glasgow').

  1. Anthony Cooke shows: 'William Cross (died 1813), Glasgow merchant, of Auchentoshan Dunbartonshire (inherited through his wife, Ann Buchanan). Father John Cross, Glasgow merchant. Shares in John Cross and Co., Glasgow West India Merchants. Estate £14,469, including bank shares or holdings of £6,906 (RBS, Thistle Bank), 'estate in Grenada called Montreuil £6602'.'

  2. An online family tree gives William Cross born 02/01/1763, son of John Cross (1719-1779) and Lilias nee Purdie (1733-1818). A user-submitted family tree of Familysearch.org gives some similar details, as does the Clan MacFarlane website. William Corse (sic) son of John Corse, merchant, and Lilias Purdie, born 02/01/1763 and baptised 05/01/1763 in Glasgow.


The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry IV. Auchintoshan House.

  1. Anthony Cooke, 'An elite revisited: Glasgow West India merchants, 1783-1877', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 32.2 2012 pp. 127-165, at p. 157, SC 36/48/8/449, 26 March 1814.

  2. https://www.myheritage.es/site-family-tree-179662792/buchanan#person-1000037 [accessed 07/08/2018]; https://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/TNGWebsite/getperson.php?personID=I29570&tree=CC [accessed 07/08/2018]; GROS OPR Births 644/1 140 111 Glasgow.

We are grateful to Pedro W. Buchanan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Ann or Anna Buchanan
John Cross Buchanan

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1813 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

John Cross & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Auchintoshan House, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow (near), Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland