Alexander Houstoun Scotland Grenada

Biography of Alexander Houstoun

Alexander Houstoun enrolled at the University in 1784 as an Arts student, taking Latin. He was born around 1770, son of Andrew Houstoun of Jordanhill, and grandson of Alexander Houstoun, founder of the Glasgow merchant firm trading with the West Indies.

Houstoun served as lieutenant-governor of Grenada until his resignation in April 1802. He returned to Scotland where he was elected MP for the Glasgow District Burghs in 1802-03, 1809-12, and 1818-20. He died on 22 March 1822 at Clerkington, Haddington.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913)


Alexander Houstoun
Born 1770.
Died 22 March 1822.
GU Degree: Arts, 1784;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: politicians
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1784
Record last updated: 27th Feb 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Haddington
Place of Death

Grenada Grenada, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student