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James 
Pillans
+ post 1778


James 
Pillans
, "James Pillans, printer and publisher in Edinburgh, fl. 1780-1830. Pillans was the founder of the still extant Edinburgh printing firm of Pillans and Wilson. The Pillans family were Presbyterian seceders and their early publishing catered to the needs of their co-religionists. They have now been general printers for 215 years. Ref. (Anon.), A printing house of old and new Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1925." also "Pillans and Wilson Greenaway This printing firm is one of the oldest printing firms in Edinburgh. James Pillans, an apprentice of William Smellie, opened his own shop in Riddle's Court around 1775. While there his son Hugh entered the firm as a partner and the firm became J. Pillans & Son. A separate printing firm had been run by his other son John, but these two firms merged in 1827 when they became H & J Pillans. Soon after this the firm moved to James's Court. When this building was destroyed in 1857 the brothers re-established their business at another address in James's Court when they remained until 1877 when they moved to Thistle Street. In 1886 the firm became H & J Pillans and Wilson with the appointment of Mr W Scott Wilson as a major partner. The firm moved to another address in Thistle Street where they remained until 1919 when they moved to Newington. The firm was bought by Colorgraphic (An English based firm) in 1987 and is now part of the Ormolu Group with a base in Leith Walk in Edinburgh "

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Pillans

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1.
James 
Pillans
(
Scott
) + post 1778

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1. St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland 31st Jul 1771

Descendants
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a.
1.
James 
Pillans
1778 - 1864
2.
John 
Pillans
+ post 1827
3.
Hugh 
Pillans
(
Handyside
) + post 1830
3a.
Jessie 
Handyside
(
Pillans
) + post 1830
3.1.
Margaret MacAlister 
Pillans
* 1819
3.2.
James 
Pillans
* 1821
3.3.
Hugh Scott 
Pillans
1824 - 1894
3.4.
Margaret McAlister 
Pillans
1826 - 1904
3.5.
Helen Thomson 
Pillans
1828 - 1909
3.6.
Isabella Martin 
Pillans
* 1830
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???Born
31st Jul 1771Married Edinburgh, Scotland
post 1778Died
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