Mary Jackson Kirkpatrick (1876 – 1956)

Seven oil paintings were presented to Glasgow Corporation on 14 July 1947. The donor was a Miss Kirkpatrick of 6 Cleveden Crescent, Glasgow. 1

The paintings were:

Figure 1. Constable, John (in style of); On the Wye, Herefordshire. © CSG GIC Glasgow Museums Collection.(
Figure 2. Donald, John Milne; Cattle in a Pool. © CSG GIC Glasgow Museums Collection.(
Figure 3. Boughton, George Henry; Girl with a Muff, Winter Scene. © CSG GIC Glasgow Museums Collection.(
Figure 4. Boughton, George Henry; Girl with Pitchers, Summer Scene. © CSG GIC Glasgow Museums Collection.(

Figure 5. Billet, Pierre; Bringing in the Catch. © CSG GIC Glasgow Museums Collection.(

The other two paintings in the donation were: The Old Story by D.A.C. Artz (2627) and Highland River by John MacWhirter, RA, ARSA  (2628).

         According to the Glasgow Voters’ Roll for 1948, there was a Mary J. Kirkpatrick resident at 1 Cleveden Crescent. In 1937 the Voters’ Roll has Mrs Mary A. Kirkpatrick and Mary J Kirkpatrick living at 6 Cleveden Crescent. This suggested that the two women were mother and daughter and that the mother had died sometime between 1937 and 1948. Mary Anne Kirkpatrick, widow of Thomas Kirkpatrick, grain merchant, died at 6 Cleveden Crescent, Glasgow on 13 December 1940. She was 86 years old, and her death was reported by her daughter Mary J. Kirkpatrick. Her father, John Jackson, was also a grain merchant. 2

                Thomas Kirkpatrick was employed by the firm of John Jackson & Co., grain and flour factors of 23 Hope Street, Glasgow. 3 He was thirty-four years old and a bachelor when he married the boss’s daughter, twenty-year-old Mary Anne Jackson at the bride’s residence, 13 Lauder Road, Grange, Edinburgh on 25 March 1875. Thomas Kirkpatrick’s address was 24 Berkeley Terrace, Glasgow.4 Mary Jackson Kirkpatrick was born the following year on 20 January at 2 Park Quadrant, Glasgow.5  Two years later, a son, Thomas was born and a second daughter, Edith Grant Kirkpatrick was born in 1880. 6 The family was completed with the birth of Arthur in 1887.7 By 1891 the family had moved to 6 Montgomerie Crescent in Kelvinside. Thomas Kirkpatrick’s occupation was ‘grain merchant, employer’. Mary was a scholar aged fifteen. 8 Ten years later, on 18 November 1901, Thomas Kirkpatrick died aged sixty-one after an operation for an epithelioma of the colon. 9  The family remained at 6 Montgomerie Crescent with Mary Ann Kirkpatrick living on private means along with her daughter Mary, son Arthur who was now an accounts clerk and two servants. 10 Edith Kilpatrick had married John Ernest Jarrett in 1902 11 and Thomas Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps as a grain merchant and took over the family business.

Kirkpatrick, Thos., grain merchant, 67 Hope street; ho. 4 Grosvenor cres. 12

                Sometime between 1911 and 1936, Montgomerie Crescent was renamed Cleveden Crescent. Mary Anne Kirkpatrick died at 6 Cleveden Crescent on 13 December 1940. She was eighty-six. Her daughter Mary reported her death. 13 After her mother’s death, Mary moved to 1 Cleveden Crescent 14 perhaps to a smaller flat and this may have occasioned the donation of the paintings to Glasgow. Mary Jackson Kirkpatrick died at the Royal Glasgow Cancer Hospital on 18 February 1956 aged eighty. Her sister Edith who was living with her at 1 Cleveden Crescent, reported her death. 15,16


  1. Glasgow Corporation, Catalogue of Donations, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
  2. Scotland’s People, Death Certificate
  3. Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1874-5
  4. Scotland’s People, Marriage Certificate
  5. Scotland’s People, Birth Certificate
  6. Ibid
  7. Ibid
  8. Scotland’s People, Census 1891
  9. Scotland’s People, Death Certificate
  10. Scotland’s People, Census 1911
  11. Scotland’s People, Marriage Certificate
  12. Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1918-19
  13. Scotland’s People, Death Certificate
  14. Glasgow Voters’ Roll, 1948
  15. Scotland’s People, Death Certificate
  16. Glasgow Herald, 20 February 1956, p1

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