Basic Biographical Details

Name: John (Cairns?) Shackleton
Designation: Draughtsman
Born: 1852 or 1853
Died: 25 January 1919
Bio Notes: John Shackleton appears to have been a draughstman in the office of Wardrop & Reid. He may be the same person as John Carins Shackleton who was a joiner and builder and who was born in 1852 or 1853, the son of John Carins Shackleton and his wife Janet Pringle. John Shackleton signed the drawings for the reconstruction of Braehead House in 1877. He appears briefly in Edinburgh Post Office Directories in the early 1880s and is described as a 'joiner and wright'. His address is given as 39 Dundee Terrace.

He can probably be identified with the John Cairns Shackleton who died aged 66 on 25 January 1919 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. His wife Louisa Alexander had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this draughtsman:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 229, Wrightshouses, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1919 
Item 2 of 239, Dundee Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1884c. 1885 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this draughtsman (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Wardrop & Reid1877 * Draughtsman 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This draughtsman 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 11877Braehead HouseCramond EdinburghScotlandReconstruction


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this draughtsman:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories    1884-85

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this draughtsman:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30054