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John Naismith Paton

Kilmallie, Argyll

 

John Naismith Paton

Photographer and Painter

John Naismith Paton was a photographer and painter.  He was son of James Paton, born in Argyll. 

John Naismith Paton was listed as a photographer in the Glasgow trade directories with studios at:

-  294 Shields Road, Glasgow  (1884-1902)

-  234, Watt Street, Glasgow.

 Cabinet Print

Here is a photograph was taken by John Naismith Paton.  The subjects in the picture are the father and the son of John Naismith Paton.

Please click on this image to enlarge it.

James Paton the photographer and his grandson, James Paton  -  photographed by John Naismith Paton ©

 

 

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John Humphrey

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to John Humphrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada for providing the following details of James Paton and his son, the photographer, John Naismith Paton,  b. Kilmallie, c.1861:

James Paton and family

"I have tracked down the Glasgow-born James Paton, father of the photographer, John Naismith Paton. 

James Paton was born around 1824

He married Christina Naismith on 24 April 1850 at Barony, Lanarkshire (per the parish register).

They had a son the photographer and painter, John Naismith Paton born 13 October 1860 in Kilmallie, Argyll (per the parish register).

The other children recorded in parish registers are as follows

-  Christina B Paton (b. Aharacle, Argyll, 5 Feb 1851)

-   Margaret  (b. Aharacle, Argyll, 20 Oct 1852)

-  James  (b. Kilmallie, Argyll, 12 Aug 1855)

-  William  (b. Kilmallie, Argyll 31 Jan 1857)

-  Robina  (b. Kilmallie, Argyll, 19 April 1859)

-  Marion  (b. Kilmallie, Argyll, 20 July 1862)

1861 Census

"At the time of the 1861 census, he was living in Kilmallie, which by then had apparently been re-designated as part of Inverness rather than Argyll."

1861 Census

Kilmallie, Invernessshire: Drimnasallin Bye R  520/ ED11/ p5

James Paton Head Mar 37 Sawer        b. Glasgow

Christina  Wife Mar 37 Sawer’s Wife   b. Glasgow

Christina  Daur un 10     at school   b. Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire

 Margaret  Daur child 8  at school   b. Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire

Jane  Daur child 7         at school   b. Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire

James Son child 5                         b. Kilmallie Argyllshire

William Son child 4                      b. Kilmallie Argyllshire

Robina Dau. child 2                      b. Kilmallie Argyllshire

John Son Infant 0y 6 mos              b. Kilmallie Argyllshire

"James’s occupation is recorded as sawer.  The family was living on a farm with some other woodcutters. His youngest son John Naismith Paton was only 6 months old."

1871 Census

"In the 1871 census, I haven’t tracked down James Paton Senior – though he was alive, off in the woods woodcutting no doubt – but the rest of his family had moved over to the village of Barry, in Angus."  274 ED 4 p6:

1871 Census

Christina Paton Wife Mar 47 Circular Sawer’s Wife     b. Glasgow

Christina  Daur Unm 20 Steam Loom Linen Weaver    b. Aharacle Argyllshire

Margaret  Daur Unm 17 Steam Loom Linen Weaver    b. Aharacle Argyllshire

Jean  Daur Unm  17  Steam Loom Linen Weaver        b.  Kilmallie

William Son Unm 14  Linen Cloth Finisher                 b.  Kilmallie

Robina Daur     11   Scholar                                        b.  Kilmallie

John  Son        10    Scholar                                       b.  Kilmallie

Marion  Daur    8     Scholar                                       b.  Kilmallie

1881 Census

"Finally, in the 1881 Census, again James is somewhere out on the hills, while his family had moved to 152 Watt St, Govan, Lanarkshire."  644 -14 ED24 p24:

1881 Census

Christina Paton Wife Head Married 57 Forrester's Wife      b. Glasgow

John Paton Son Unmarried 20 Photographic Artist           b. Kilmallie, Argyll

Marion Paton Daur Unm 18 Tailoress                                b. Kilmallie, Argyll

Robina Paton Daur Unm 21 Machinist                               b. Kilmallie, Argyll

William Paton Son Unm 24 Steam Engine Fitter at Works b. Kilmallie, Argyll.

"We know that the son, John Paton was in fact John Naismith Paton who became a photographer out of 294 Shields Road, Glasgow." 

See also, comments from Christina Paton below

John Humphrey, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  September 4, 2006

 

John Naismith Paton

Comments from Christina B Paton

I recently received additional information on John Naismith Paton from his granddaughter Christina B Paton.

Christina wrote:

John Naismith Paton

Glasgow

"John N Paton had a studio at Shields Road, Glasgow, and also somewhere in Edinburgh.  (He does not appear to be listed in the Edinburgh trade directories, perhaps because he was working in his father's Paton Studio.

I know John N Paton married my grandmother in 1890 in Edinburgh Parish.

John N Paton's son was also a painter and liked to do landscape pictures. I've located a couple of his oil paintings.

From what I've seen of my grandfather's work, he had a good eye for lighting.

The photograph above is of my father, James (son of John N Paton) as a  young child, sitting on the knee of the photographer James Paton (father of John N Paton).

The photograph was taken by John N Paton in his Shiels Road studio, just after the christening service. around 1895."

 

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