Allan Gilmour

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Allan Gilmour (29 September 1805 – 18 November 1884) was a businessman in the shipping and timber industries and worked for the family firm in Britain and Canada. He was born at Craigton, Mearns (Strathclyde), Scotland, the son of John Gilmour, a farmer, and Margaret Urie. In 1819 he was hired as a clerk by Pollok, Gilmour and Company, a firm established by his uncle Allan Gilmour, Sr. and partners John and Arthur Pollok.

In 1821 he was promoted to clerk in the company's booming Miramichi, New Brunswick branch (Gilmour, Rankin & Co). In 1824 he transferred to a new branch in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and in 1826 joined the Saint John, New Brunswick operation (Robert Rankin and Co.). In 1828 he joined a new venture, Allan Gilmour and Company, a partnership established by Allan, his uncle (Allan Gilmour, Sr), and William Ritchie of Montreal.

He died at Glasgow, Scotland.

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