Peter Gilmour


My family is traced back to Scotland, the area of present day Glasgow, the parish of Mearns in Renfrewshire. They were linked together both by marriage and business with Polloks, Rankins, Ritchies, and Hutchisons. They were owners and operators of timber and shipping companies under various names: Pollok, Gilmour and Co., Rankin and Co., Allan Gilmour and Co., Rankin, Gilmour and Co., Gilmour, Rankin, Strang and Co., to name a few. Their businesses were largely centered in Canada.

I am in the process of developing a detailed family tree beginning with Allan Gilmour and Elizabeth Pollok who lived at South Walton, Mearns, Renfrewshire in the latter part of the 1700's. There are several incomplete and/or lost lines at this particular stage of my research. If you have genealogical information you are willing to share with me, I would be grateful. If you yourself have no knowledge of your family roots, but know of another family member who keeps track of things genealogical, please let me know so I could contact them personally. I can be reached via email at:


Wrote the introduction to family history written by Stephen C. Gilmour, Pioneer Settlers of Dane County, Wisconsin, John and Mary (Lunny) Campbell and their descendants including the Jones, Thomas, Patton, Collins, Thompson and other related families, published by Joy Reisinger, Sparta, WI in 1986.

A Gilmour Family History

The following document is a work in process, A Gilmour Family History. I hope you find it informational.

Here is a link to Fox Meadow Books and their listing for When Giants Fall: The Gilmour Quest for Algonquin Pine, by Gary Long and Randy Whiteman, a classic story about Canadian lumbering in the late 19th century.

Finally, here is an invaluable manuscripts entitled A Short Account of the Family of Gilmour of Eaglesham, written by Alistair R. Hill of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1991.

Please do not hesitate to respond with comments or information. I can be reached via email at


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