Glass Manufacturing (Glass)
Partner until 30/06/1821
'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.'
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.
Edinburgh Gazette 3017 28/05/1822 p. 100.