Andrew Wedderburn Scotland

Biography of Andrew Wedderburn

Andrew Wedderburn matriculated at the University in 1790, one year after his brother, John. He was born in Inveresk, East Lothian, the second son of James Wedderburn.

Wedderburn went in to business, initially as a sugar broker (Wedderburn and Company) and then as London-based governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1852 until his death in 1856. He changed his name to Andrew Colvile Wedderburn and subsequently Andrew Colvile (or Colville).

Andrew Wedderburn of Ochiltree and Crombie died on 3 February 1856.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913); Murray, David, Memories of the Old College of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1927)


Andrew Wedderburn
Born 6 November 1779.
Died 3 February 1856.
GU Degree: Arts, 1780;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: businessmen
English snippet: Arts student of the University of Glasgow, governor of the Hudson bay company
Record last updated: 13th May 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Inveresk
Place of Birth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student