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The second section lists all known previous residents at the property, based on historical records. These are mainly old Glasgow Post Office Directories to 1939, and valuation rolls from 1875 to 1925. They mostly predate the gardens but there are now a few records for these properties too. If any item in the results appears clickable, you’re in luck – it likely links to articles on the website covering that property or individual in more detail.

The third section contains some historical notes on the whole street.

NoStreetFrom UntilFormer No Former Street Historical Notes
1Moray PlaceSee also the One Moray Place blog post for a fuller description of this property's history.

1859, Alexander Thomson, architect, John McIntyre builder. Home of Alexander "Greek" Thomson.

Extension by John Bennie Wilson 1900.

First occupied circa April-July 1861.

NameAgeOccupation ProprietorNote FromUntilSourceComments
Alexander Thomson Architectof A & G Thomson 18611874 Glasgow Post Office Directory
Alexander Thomson53 ArchitectHead 1871 1871 Censusb. Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jane Thomson45 Wife 1871 1871 Censusb. England
Elizabeth C Thomson20 Daughter 1871 1871 Census
Amelia Thomson13 Daughter 1871 1871 Census
Jessie W Thomson12 ScholarDaughter 1871 1871 Census
John Thomson11 ScholarSon 1871 1871 Census
Hellen Thomson9 ScholarDaughter 1871 1871 Census
Catherine H Thomson8 ScholarDaughter 1871 1871 Census
Michael M Thomson6 ScholarSon 1871 1871 Census
Margaret Deans48 AnnuitantVisitor 1871 1871 Censusb. England.
Jessie Stevenson72 NurseServant 1871 1871 Censusb. Neilston
Christinna Morrison34 House MaidServant 1871 1871 Censusb. Govan
Alexander Thomson Owner Occupier 1875 Valuation Roll
Jane Thomson55 Income From Interest Of MoneyHead 1881 1881 Censusb. Middlesex
Elisabeth Thomson30 Income From Interest Of MoneyDaughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Glasgow
Emly Thomson23 Income From Interest Of MoneyDaughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Glasgow
Jessie Thomson22 Income From Interest Of MoneyDaughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Eastwood
John Thomson21 ArchitectSon 1881 1881 Censusb. Eastwood
Helen Thomson19 Daughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Govan
Catherine Thomson18 Daughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Govan
Michael Thomson16 Apprentice EngineerSon 1881 1881 Censusb. Govan
Christina Morrison46 ServantServant 1881 1881 Census
Mrs Jane Thomson Owner Occupier 1885 Valuation Roll
Mrs Thomson 1886 Glasgow Post Office Directory
Jane Thomson65 Head 1891 1891 Census
Catherine H Thomson28 Daughter 1891 1891 Census
Christina Morrison56 Domestic Servant (Cook)Servant 1891 1891 Census
Mrs Jane Thomson Owner Occupier 1895 Valuation Roll
Thomas Forrest32 Doctor (General Practitioner)Head 1901 1901 Censusb. Glasgow
Maria B Forrest28 Wife 1901 1901 Censusb. Glasgow
Andrew Forrest1 Son 1901 1901 Censusb. Glasgow. 10 months old
Annie Mcilroy18 Servant 1901 1901 Censusb. Ireland
Lizzie Blyth16 Servant 1901 1901 Censusb. Leith
Doctor Thomas Forrest Owner Occupier 1905 Valuation Roll
Doctor Thomas Forrest Owner Occupier 1915 Valuation Roll
Doctor Thomas Forrest Owner Occupier 1920 Valuation Roll
Doctor Thomas Forrest Owner Occupier 1925 Valuation Roll
Albert Bailie 1939 Glasgow PO Directory 1939-40
Dr. Robert Dick Forrest Doctor's Office, 1 Moray Place 1939 Glasgow PO Directory 1939-40Son of Dr Thomas Forrest
Mrs. S. R. Sutton 19391941 Glasgow PO Directory 1939-40
Miss F H Baillie 1941 Glasgow PO Directory
Dr Hugh Kennedy GP 19451990 Personal communication. Dates approximate
Gavin Stamp Architectural historian 19902003 The Guardian 2003

Street Historical Notes
Moray Place1-10 1859-61, Alexander Thomson, occupied c. April-July 1861. Unoccupied at census on 7 April, but Thomson's daughter Helen was born there on 9 July.
11-17 c.1862, occupied 1864.
18-25 c.1872-3, built by William Brown, first occupied c.1874
19-33 c.1876-7, no 31 occupied in 1877, the others by 1878

Laid out c 1860, by John McIntyre (builder) and William Stevenson (quarrymaster & mason) from the land of Sir John Maxwell.

The renowned architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson designed 1-10, and lived at No 1. He did not design any further buildings in Moray Place or the Squares, however, although the Titwood Place and Salisbury Quadrant tenements in Nithsdale Road and Nithsdale Drive were probably built to his design.

A William Brown, builder & mason, lived at 6 Regent Park Terrace in 1868 (PO Directory)