The History of Leith

March 18, 2007

Sydney Mitchell & Wilson

George Wilson was born in 1845, the son of George Wilson, farmer; sources vary as to his place of birth, some stating Simprin, Berwickshire, whilst in the 1901 census he declared he had been born at Oldhamstocks, East Lothian. He was educated at Swinton School and Coldstream Academy before being articled to Leadbetter & Smith in 1862, remaining there for four years and subsequently becoming an assistant to David Bryce where he remained for eight years. for more click here

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