Sigurd Røed


Sigurd Röed (born c. 1865) was a Norwegian-born ship owner and broker who had lived in Glasgow since at least 1891. 1 In 1901 he was living at 9 Grosvenor Terrace with his Hungarian-born wife, Sidi, a lady's companion and two further staff, where they appear to have remained until around 1907. 2 Röed may have commissioned Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh through a personal contact: he was the business partner of George Stanser McNair, brother of Mackintosh's friend and brother-in-law James Herbert McNair. Röed, McNair & Co. had offices at 3 Brymner Street, Greenock, from 1893. By 1903 the company had moved to 7 Dock Breast, Greenock. 3 By 1905–6 they also had offices at 28 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, where it where they remained until at least 1908–9. 4 Business continued at 17 Hamilton Street, Greenock, until at least 1911–12. 5


1: In the 1891 census, Röed's occupation is listed as shipsbroker. He was lodging at 27 Granville Place.

2: Details of the household taken from the 1901 census; Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1906–7, p. 900. 9 Grosvenor Terrace does not appear in the street directoryin the following two years; in 1909–10 an A. Fraser is listed at the house, Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1909–10, p. 865. By 1915 the valuation roll lists a Carl Röed as owner of the house and A. Fraser as tenant, [accessed 19 September 2012].

3: Greenock Post Office Directory, 1893–4, p. 205; 1903–4, p. 221.

4: Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1905–6, pp. 492, 614. The company appears for the last time in the Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1908–9, p. 581.

5: Greenock Post Office Directory, 1908–9, p. 229; 1911–12, p. 238.