Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Jaffray or Jeffray or Jeffrey
Designation: Architect, Wright
Bio Notes: James Jaffray or Jeffray or Jeffrey, the son of Alexander Jaffray, burgess and maltman, was a wright and was admitted a burgess of Glasgow in 1777. In the Glasgow directory of 1787 he appears as an 'architect, cabinet-maker and house wright' and in the directory for 1790-91 simply as 'architect'.

He designed various churches in the city and some public buildings.

An inscription on his tomb in Glasgow Cathedral graveyard (lair 37) describes him as 'architect and builder' but no date is recorded there.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, wright:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Charlotte Street, Glasgow , ScotlandPrivate/business1787 East side
Item 2 of 2Charlotte Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1790 West side

Buildings and Designs

This architect, wright 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 51780St Enoch's Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 51790s(?)Termination of College Street  GlasgowScotlandUnexecuted scheme
Item 3 of 51791Trades House  GlasgowScotlandUnexecuted design. Was paid 30gs for his drawings.
Item 4 of 51794Rutherglen Parish ChurchRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandRebuilding of nave
Item 5 of 51799Villa, Rutherglen Road  GlasgowScotlandDrawing for villa


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, wright:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories