Source: Scottish Biographies by E. J Thurston 1938
James Hogg Gillespie, (Rev), M.A. B.D. The Manse of St Giles, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. b 1867 Glasgow; son of the late Andrew Gillespie; ed Dennistown Academy, Anderson’s College, Glasgow; apprenticed pattern-maker to iron molders and draughtsman; Glasgow University; m 1902 Mary, d of late Allan Muir; 5 daughters; Member Dundonald School Board 1903; chaplain to Moderator of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1929. Served during Great War with Y.M.C.A. 1916-17; has prepared housing schemes privately and in association with County Council, also plans for dealing with local unemployment; contributor to local press on historical subjects; is preparing a History of Dundonald Parish. Recreations: music, reading, motoring.
James Laun Gillespie, B. L, Solicitor, 101 West Nile Street, Glasgow, b 1881 Glasgow, son of late Denis Gillespie, educated at St Francis’ School, Glasgow University; Councillor, City of Glasgow since 1920; Magistrate 1924-1929. During Great War Highland Light Infantry and obtained commission in Indian Army; served in India, Baluchistan, and Arabia. Recreation walking.
Thomas Haining Gillespie, F.R.S.E., F.Z.F Corstorphine Hill House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 12. b 1876 Dumfries, s of Thomas Haining Gillespie and Julia Ann Satchell; ed private schools; Edinburgh University; m 1920 Mary Elizabeth Gamble. Qualified as a Solicitor 1899; was instrumental in founding The Zoological Society of Scotland, 1909; Hon Secretary, thereof until 1913, when the Society was incorporated by Royal Charter; Secretary Scotland National Zoological Society since 1911. Author of Zoo Ways and Whys; More Zoo Ways; A Book of King Penguins; Is it Cruel?—A Study of The Condition of Captive and Performing Animals; numerous magazine and newspaper articles on popular aspects of animal life and behaviour. Recreation: reading, writing, music, photography, shooting.