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John Gardner Kinnear (1800 - 1866)

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John Gardner Kinnear
Born in Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Died in La Belle Place, Glasgow, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Nov 2015
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John Gardner (Gardiner) Kinnear was the second son of George Kinnear, of Edinburgh, and Fearne, daughter of John Gardiner M.D., President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He married Mary, daughter of Alexander Smith, an Edinburgh banker, and his eldest son, Alexander Smith Kinnear, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates 1881-1882, and a Lord of Session, was created Baron Kinnear in 1897. John Gardner Kinnear was a member of the ill fated firm of bankers, Thomas Kinnear & Sons, which collapsed in 1833. He afterwards worked for Henry Watson & Co., merchants of Glasgow, and was Secretary of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. In 1841 he published a book about a business trip he had taken two years earlier in the Levant.

Research Notes

Some family trees show John and Mary had another child named Donald.


  • "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 November 2015), John Gardner Kennear, 31 Dec 1800; citing Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, reference 2:18K9M28; FHL microfilm 1,066,687.
  • "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 November 2015), John Kinnear and Mary Smith, 02 Jun 1823; citing Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,066,694.
  • Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, December 21, 1866: Deaths.
  • Glasgow Post Office Directory 1840
  • Kinnear, John G. Cairo, Petra and Damascus in 1839. London: John Murray, 1841. [1]

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