James Smith of Craighead

???? - 1815


Glasgow merchant, partner with his brothers Archibald Smith of Jordanhill and John Smith of Craigend (each of whom q.v.).

  1. 'James Smith of Craighead...loaned capital to both family and the firm [of Leitch & Smith]. When he died in 1815, he left £71,027 in moveable property including over £50,000 in Leitch & Smith, of which £20,000 was a loan. James also provided capital on bond which allowed younger members to enter the business.'


  1. Stephen Mullen, A GLASGOW-WEST INDIA MERCHANT HOUSE AND THE IMPERIAL DIVIDEND, 1779–1867 Journal of Scottish Historical Studies Vol. 33.2 (November 2013) pp. 196-233 at p. 201.

Further Information

West India merchant

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
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.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

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Relationships (2)

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