Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Law Lumsden
Designation: Surveyor
Born: 1847
Bio Notes: James Law Lumsden was born in Fife (Kirkcaldy or Kinghorn) about 1847. He spent some time in Wigan in England around 1871 where he worked as a joiner. His wife was a native of Wigan and his daughter was born there.

He was Burgh Surveyor of Kirkcaldy from at least 1887. He was still in this post in 1907. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this surveyor:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland(?)Business   
Item 2 of 3Dorning Street, Wigan, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1871  
Item 3 of 318, Douglas Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1891After 1901 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this surveyor (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Kirkcaldy Burgh Surveyor's OfficeBefore 1901 *After 1907SurveyorBurgh Surveyor

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This surveyor was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31898Pathhead Public HallPathhead, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 2 of 31907Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases HospitalKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition of pavilions and sanatorium for consumptives
Item 3 of 31914(?)Fire Station, Cowan StreetKirkcaldy FifeScotlandPossibly responsible - not known whether he was still Burgh Surveyor at the time


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this surveyor:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses