John Ryburn

1766 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Glasgow merchant, partner in Guthrie and Ryburn of Grenada, Leitch and Smith of Glasgow (q.v.), and James Finlay/Finlay Hodgson (q.v.) until 1836. Trustee for Robert Mackay & Co. Son of David Ryburn of Campbelton, brother of Thomas Ryburn of Jamaica.

  1. Will of John Ryburn merchant of Glasgow Lanarkshire proved 03/01/1845. Among several legacies usually of £200 each to Glasgow charities and institutions, he bequeathed £100 to the Merchants House. His trustees were his nephews John and Thomas McCunn of Greenock and Robert McCunn of Glasgow. He left £10,000 to Margaret McCunn [their sister], only daughter of the late Thomas McCunn of Greenock and Mary Ryburn. His residuary heirs are his four nephews - John, Thomas, Robert and Archibald McCunn.


The History of the Ryburns - America [accessed 22/02/2011].

  1. PROB 11/2011/126.

Further Information

Glasgow [1779 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£4,942 15s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,936 10s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known

Millennium Hall was shown against Leitch & Smith for 1810-11 (Jamaica Almanacs 1811 and 1812). The Glasgow merchant firm had a branch in Kingston Jamaica.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Other partner
Leitch and Smith (later J & A Smith)
General overseas merchant  
Other partner
James Finlay & Company
General overseas merchant  
Name partner
Guthrie and Ryburn
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Business partners
Business partners
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Robert McCunn of Glasgow was a co-heir of his maternal uncle John...

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland