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JOHN MOTHERWELL ALSTON

Born in Airdrie, was educated at Airdrie Academy and Glasgow University. He was admitted as a procurator and notary public in 1868, and began business in Coatbridge in the same year. He was elected as the first Town-Clerk of Coatbridge burgh in 1885

He was chairman of directors of the Coatbridge Tin Plate Company, Limited; a director of the Airdrie and Coatbridge Water Company; also of the Airdrie Gas Light Company, and the Rawyards Colliery Company; and chairman of trustees and managers of Airdrie Parish Church. He was also Commissioner of Supply for the counties of Lanark and Stirling, He was married in 1873 to Miss Margaret Thomson, daughter of the late Provost James 'I'homson Rankin.

Mr. Alston was a landed proprietor in New Monkland, being laird of Monkrigg, Glentore, &c., in the north-east end of the parish. His residence was Beechwood House, near the village of Clarkston, by Airdrie.  

By 1920 the firm was styled John M. Alston & Sons. By 1925 the business of Robert Denholm had been incorporated into the firm, and from 1945 to 1947 the firm was titled John M. Alston & Denholm. The business was based at chambers above the bank in Church St., before moving to Academy Street in the 1980's. By 2002 it was called Trainor Alston.

 
 

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