b Glasgow 1792, d Glasgow 1860. A merchant and amateur musician, he belonged to St George’s Tron Church, in the heart of the city where he remained for all his life. In 1832 he published Christian Vespers, with an introduction on church music and tunes (including some of his own) in 3 or 4 parts. He had a good singing voice and was a founder member of the city’s ‘Dilettanti Society’. He also contributed to lively debates on the date of the creation. His most famous tune has been in demand not only for different hymns, old and new, but for brass band and other musical performances. No.343=600.