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James Paton

and his son

John Paton

Greenock

The photographer, James Paton, was born 22 March 1829 at Port Glasgow, Renfrew, parents John Paton and Mary Taylor.

He married Elizabeth Wilson in Paisley, Renfrew, 28 Aug 1854 (per the parish register). 

They had the following Children, the first-born also became a photographer.

-  John Paton  (b. Abbey, Paisley, 2 April 1855)

David Paton  (b. Abbey, Paisley, 22 Feb 1857)

James Paton  (b. Abbey, Paisley, 11 July 1857)

John Paton  (b. Abbey, Paisley, 28 Jan 1862)

Hugh Wilson Paton  (b. Inverkip, Renfrew, 18 July 1864)

Agnes Wilson Paton  (b. Inverkip, Renfrew,14 Oct 1866)

Mary Taylor Paton  (b. Greenock, Renfrew, 7 April 1869)

1881 census

The photographers, James Paton  and his son John Paton were both living at Western Cottage, 59 Esplanade, Greenock at the time of the 1881 census. 

The 1881 census gives the following details.  The names of the children are not an exact match with the children listed above:

1881 Census

59 Esplanade, Greenock

Head

James Paton, photographic artist,
aged 51,
b. Port Glasgow

Mother

Mary P Paton

Wife

Elizabeth P Paton

Children

1.  John, photographer,  aged 19  b. Paisley,

2.  Hugh W, aged 16,                     b. Gourock

3.  Agnes W, aged 14,                   b. Gourock

4.  Marjory, aged 12,                     b. Glasgow

5.  Mary T, aged 8,                        b. Greenock

 

Trade Directories

James Paton was included in the Greenock trade directories, listed as a photographer at Western Cottage, 59 Esplanade, Greenock throughout the period 1868-1909.

 

Question 1

Greenock & Edinburgh?

Was James Paton, the photographer who appeared in the Greenock trade directories from 1868 to 1909 the same person as (or was he related to) James Paton who had a photographic studio in Edinburgh from 1905 to 1912

This seems possible. In 1891, the Greenock photographer, James Paton, then living at 59 Esplanade, joined the Edinburgh Photographic Society.

 

Question 2

 EPS Exhibitor

Was the Greenock photographer, James Paton, related to:

 CD Paton who had an entry in the EPS Members' Exhibition in 1911?  The  entry was described as in a report in the British Journal of Photography as: 

Exhibition Photograph

"Evening in the Harbour - an outstanding print with rich deep tones, effective contrasts with out harshness, and a fine cohesive effect".  

[BJP 1 Dec 1911]

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks