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Mennons, John <printer, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine> (1776 - 1815)
Record Identifier
cni00056325
Headings
Mennons, John <printer, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine> [NLS-SBTI]
Dates of Activity
1776-1815
General Notes
Born 22 February 1747 in The Canongate, son of John Mennons, baxter, and Rebecca Galloway. He is believed to have served his apprenticeship in the office of “The Edinburgh Courant”. The Donald Bayne, who was his partner for a short time was the son of John Bayne the typefounder. Mennons was printer of “The Edinburgh Evening Post” 1780. About 1772, he married Janet Moir. She must have died about the time he went to Glasgow in 1783 as editor of “The Glasgow Advertiser”. About 1785 he married Jean daughter of James Steadman, a cutler in Glasgow. He became a Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow 24 February 1786. In 1797, Mennons purchased the country house of Jeanfield, he sold it in the following year. In 1802, at the age of 55, he sold his share in “The Glasgow Advertiser” and became a coalmaster. In 1802 he offered the coalfield on lease, but without any success. By 1809 he was bankrupt. 'Late printer, now corn merchant ... creditors to meet in the Tontine Tavern there, 1st May to name a factor' “Edinburgh Evening Courant” 27 April 1809. In 1810 he issued “The Glasgow Magazine and Clydesdale Register”, it appeared monthly and afterwards in book form. In 1812, it had reached three volumes,and was succeeded by “The Scotsman”. This was dropped in March 1813. In 1815 he was in Irvine and produced “The Irvine ad County of Ayr Miscellany” from September 1814 to July 1815, with his son John, by his second marriage. Died at Kilmarnock 2 February 1818 “Glasgow Herald” 6 February 1818; Buried in Irvine Old Parish Churchyard 4 February 1818.
Activity
printer
Place of Activity
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine
[Place uncertain], Brodie's Close Lawnmarket (1776-1777)
Glasgow Mercury Saltmarket (1783-1784)
Glasgow Advertiser 22 Saltmarket (1787)
[Place uncertain], Tontine Close shop 1st West from the Exchange (1789-1795)
[Printing Office]
Last Change: 2014-03-14
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John Mennons & Co sbti:add record link, add place name (1779-1783)
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Mennons & Co. sbti:add record link, add place name (1810-1813)
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