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Alexander Mckenzie Lupton

Birthplace Wigtonshire New Luce ScotlandPlace of Death Dumbartonshire Old Kilpatrick Date of Birth: April 22, 1872 Date of Death: January 1, 1946


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Alexander McKenzie Lupton

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth:22/04/ 1872 at New Luce, Wigtown (3) (4)  (8)

Date and Place of Death: 1946 at Old Kilpatrick,  Dunbartonshire (6) (1)

Nationality: British


Childhood :

In 1881 the family had been living at the Schoolhouse, Inch, Wigtownshire for at least 10 years. He had 6 siblings – (3) (4) (9)

Thomas Lupton born 1862 , a solicitor (4) (3)

Jessie Williamson Lupton born 1864, a music teacher, died 3/4/1946 (4) (3)

James Boe Lupton born 1866, died 22/06/1930 (4) (3) (9)

Alexandrina Lupton born 1869 (3) 

Esther Calvert Lupton born 1875, died 24/9/1932 (4) (9)

Robina Jane Lupton  born 1877 (4)

Alexandrina died 20/3/1870 aged 1 and Robina Jane died 5/8/1879 aged 1 year and 9 months, at the schoolhouse, New Luce. They are both buried at Inch Old Churchyard. (9)


Parents: Father: Robert Calvert Lupton born 1832 at Inch, Wigtownshire, died 10/10/1904 (4) (9)

                Mother: Jane McKenzie born 1837 at Inch, Wigtownshire, died 3/2/1920 (4) (9)      

Parent’s occupations: Father was a parochial schoolmaster and  inspector of poor and registrar . (4)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

 Occupation: Architect , measurer, surveyor(1) (4) (5)

Place of residence at Gretna: 

Job title at Gretna: 

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): 1st marriage – Agnes Adam Ferguson, born 1882, died  1930 (2) (3) (6)

Date of marriage: 12/6/1903 (2) (6)

Place/Parish of marriage: Blythswood, Glasgow. (2) (6)

2nd marriage – Elizabeth Campbell Doig (2) (6)

Date of marriage: 1932 (2) (6)

Place of marriage: Dunbartonshire (2) (6)

Children: Robert Calvert Lupton born 1903, died 1904 (6) (2)

 Fergus Alexander Lupton and his twin Thomas Ronald McDonald born 1905 (2) (6) (11)

Grahame Williamson Lupton born 1910. (2) (11) (10)

Margaret Lydia Lupton born 1914 (2)

Jane McKenzie Lupton born 1916 920 (2)

Esther Calvert Lupton born 1921 (2)

All born in Stirling.


Awards/recognitions: Alexander and his brother Thomas were chess players, taking part in the Scottish Chess Tournament in which he won the junior championship in 1905 and the Gentlemens Lightning Championship in 1908. He is mentioned in many newspaper articles regarding chess tournaments.(1)

Trivia / any other information:

 Alexander was born in Wigtownshire but by 1891 he was living at Airlie Place , Dundee with his sister Jessie. He was an apprentice architect. By 1901 he was living at 17, Abercromby Place, Stirling with his brother Thomas. He is recorded as being an architect /measurer/ surveyor and civil engineer. (1) (4) (5)  

In 1920 he was the architect involved in a new housing scheme in Bonnybridge (1)

He was an entertainer and was described as having a “ full toned baritone voice.” He is mentioned in a number of newspaper articles taking part as a vocalist in many concerts. (1)

 In 1918 he was a member and stage manager of the Gretna Choral and Operatic Society and took part in a production of “The Gondoliers”, running from 4th -10th December. He played the Duke of Plazo – Toro (a Grandee of Spain).

When he moved back to Stirling he was involved in the Stirling Choral Society, the Stirling Operatic Society and the Kinross -shire Amateur Dramatic Society. (1)

In 1920, the Falkirk Electric Theatre changed its name to the Empire Theatre and was leased to Alexander. He presented numerous variety acts from Europe and America. (12)


Further links, notes, and comments:

  1. British newspaper archives
  2. Scotlands people BMD
  3. Find my past BMD
  4. Find my past census 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
  5. Post office directories
  6. Public member trees
  7. Ancestry 1871 census
  8. Ancestry BMD
  9. Fund my past Scotland memorial inscriptions
  10. Find my past R.A.F. records
  11. Scotlands people 1911 census
  12. “Theatre and Halls in Falkirk “ website.

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