Gildard, Thomas

BORN 20 May 1822, Bonhill, Argyll and Bute - DIED 5 Dec 1895, Glasgow: 133 Berkeley Street
CAUSE OF DEATH bronchitis
GRAVE LOCATION Glasgow: Glasgow Necropolis, Castle Street (monument is broken but portrait panel is intact)

Thomas Gildard was the son of John Gildard from Luss, a local hotel owner. In 1838 he became the apprentice of the architect David Hamilton in Glasgow. Charles Wilson (1810-1863) and John Thomas Rochhead (1814-1878) worked there as well at the time. In 1852 he started a partnership with Robert MacFarlane, who married his sister Eliza. They designed several buldings in Glasgow before both McFarlane and Eliza died of consumption in 1862.

After that Gildard worked for himself and from 1869 John Carrick, the Master of Works in Glasgow. He was also an active author. He wrote for Weekly Citizen and for trade journals. In 1876 he published "Architectural Excursions" and he wrote memoirs of John Carrick (1890), Alexander Thomson (1890) and John Mossman (1892). Both Thomson and the Mossman were personal friends. He died in Glasgow in 1895.

Gildard & Macfarlane (fl. 1853-1862), architect, a biography
Thomas Gildard - Wikipedia
The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis

Gildo, Rex

Published: 14 Jul 2023
Last update: 14 Jul 2023