The results below are in three sections. The first confirms the address you searched on, including details of any previous addresses used by the property. This may be because of street renumbering c 1930, or a street name change.

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
3Moray PlaceSee also the Three Moray Place blog post for a fuller description of this property's history.

1859, Alexander Thomson.

John Shields was Alexander Thomson's measurer.

NameAgeOccupation ProprietorNote FromUntilSourceComments
John Shields of Shields & Duff 18621874 Glasgow Post Office DirectoryAlexander Thomson's measurer
John Shields49 Weamer Of HousesHead 1871 1871 Census
Sarah Shields47 Wife 1871 1871 Censusb. South Perth
Jessie W Shields12 ScholarDaughter 1871 1871 Census
Margaret Shields80 AnnuitantMother 1871 1871 Census
Jane Gartshore20 General ServServant 1871 1871 Censusb. Motherwell
Robert E Little36 Tea MerchtHead 1881 1881 Censusb. Middlebie Dumfriesshire
Ellen Little28 Wife 1881 1881 Censusb. Glencairn Dumfriesshire
Eleanora C Little6 ScholarDaughter 1881 1881 Censusb. Govan Renfrewshire
Agnes Little5 ScholarDaughter 1881 1881 Census
John Little3 ScholarSon 1881 1881 Census
Jessie C Little1 Daughter 1881 1881 Census
Grace Chisholm31 General ServServant 1881 1881 Censusb. Kirkconnel Dumfriesshire
Andrew Wright Tea AgentOwner Occupier 1885 Valuation Roll & PO DirectoryOffice, 28 St Enoch Square
Empty 1886 Glasgow Post Office Directory
William Adlington78 AnnuitantHead 1891 1891 Censusb. England
Keturah Adlington76 AnnuitantWife 1891 1891 Censusb. England
William Adlington54 Son 1891 1891 Censusb. England
Margaret Adlington21 (Gen) Domestic ServantServ (Servant) 1891 1891 Censusb. Bathgate Linlithgowshire
William Adlington Owner Occupier 1895 Valuation RollMusician, music impresario, agent to Ignacy Jan Paderewski
John J Adlington31 Director of Piano Forte BusinessHead 1901 1901 Censusb. Ratho Edinburgh
Ada S Adlington30 Wife 1901 1901 Censusb. England
Ada Adlington4 Daur (Daughter) 1901 1901 Censusb. Glasgow
Hilda M Adlington3 Daur (Daughter) 1901 1901 Censusb. Glasgow
May Scull10 ScholarSister In Law (Sister-in-law) 1901 1901 Censusb. England. Gwendoline May Scull, Ada Adlington's sister
Christina Munro19 Serv (Servant) 1901 1901 Censusb. Oban Argyllshire
John G Adlington Owner Occupier 1905 Valuation Roll
John Shields Measurer 19061912 Probate 1912John Shields bought back 3 Moray Place after the Adlingtons, and after his death Jessie lived there
Jessie W Shields Owner Occupier 1915 Valuation Roll
Jessie W Shields Owner Occupier 1920 Valuation Roll
Jessie W Shields Owner Occupier 1925 Valuation Roll
Miss Shields 1939 Glasgow PO Directory 1939-40

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)