John Orr of Barrowfield

Biography of John Orr of Barrowfield

John Orr of Barrowfield
John Orr of Barrowfield

John Orr (fl 1700-1743) of Barrowfield gave £500 to the University in 1730, stipulating that the interest was to be used to buy books for the library.

Orr studied Arts and Divinity at the University in 1700-1701, before becoming a merchant. He owned a large estate in Camlachie and in 1735 acquired the lands of Stobcross. He served as Rector from 1731 to 1733 and 1742 until 1743.


John Orr of Barrowfield

Died 25 August 1744.
University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor, Rector
Occupation categories: merchants
Record last updated: 20th Jun 2007

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