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Thomas Crauford of Jordanhill

Biography of Thomas Crauford of Jordanhill

In 1576 Thomas Crawford (or Crauford) of Jordanhill (1530-1603) gave the University an annual rent of 16 bolls of oatmeal from the mill of Partick, for the maintenance of a bursar in Philosophy. The bursar was to be presented by him or by one of his successors or, failing them, by the Principal and Regents. Crawford was the first person to found a bursary at the University from his own means.

Crawford fought with the Scots army at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, served as a soldier in France and in 1571 led the successful assault on Dumbarton Castle which captured it from the supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots. He acquired the lands of Jordanhill in 1562 and was Glasgow's Provost in 1577.

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Thomas Crauford of Jordanhill
Soldier

Born 1530.
Died 3 January 1603.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: soldiers
Record last updated: 20th Jun 2007

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