George Candlish

Measurer

George Candlish (c. 1847–1927) was a measurer (quantity surveyor), who worked from the same address, 147 West Regent Street, for nearly 40 years from 1874, while living at Kilbarchan and Bridge of Weir. He was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Measurers. 1 By 1901, his eldest son, John, was also working as a measurer and his third son, Robert, as a measurer's assistant; by 1904, John was practising independently. 2 In 1912, following the depression in the building trade of the late 1900s, many members of the Candlish family emigrated to Canada, where George died in 1927. 3

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1: Glasgow Herald, 21 November 1927, p. 1; Glasgow Post Office directories, 1874–5, 1890–1; Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion 1911, p. 45; census information, www.ancestry.co.uk [accessed 11 December 2011].

2: Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion 1911, p. 45; census information, www.ancestry.co.uk [accessed 11 December 2011]; Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1904–5, p. 128.

3: George Candlish, Passenger Lists 1912, Glasgow to Montreal, www.findmypast.co.uk; Glasgow Herald, 21 November 1927, p. 1 .