Lachlan Campbell McGoun Mexico United States

Biography of Lachlan Campbell McGoun

Lachlan Campbell McGoun matriculated at the University in 1831.

He was the second son of Duncan, a Glasgow merchant.

McGoun went to New York, where he became a member of the Saint Andrews Society of New York until 1850 when he went to Mexico. He was a merchant or ranchman at Guanajuato. In 1868 he returned to Scotland and married Ellen Bell at St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on 30 January 1868. Bell died at Guanajuato, on 4 January 1869, after giving birth to two daughters.


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Lachlan Campbell McGoun
Born 1815.
GU Degree: Arts, 1831;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: merchants
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1831
Record last updated: 22nd Jul 2014

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Mexico Mexico, Guanajuato

United States United States, New York

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  • Student