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James Scott Findlay
(12 Jan 1865 – 26 Jan 1947)

I am extremely grateful to Dr James Alexander (Jock) Findlay for these copies of the original photographs.

A handsome and obviously prosperous individual

And his wife Ada Florence née Hardinge, also handsome and indeed buxom
We may follow his early years from the 1871 and 1881 Census records.


And there is a brief profile of his subsequent career in an imposing commercial treatise published in 1910.

Title page

p 335

"Mr James S Findlay, who was admitted a partner in the firm of Messrs Finlay, Fleming & Co in 1896, was born on January 12, 1865, in Edinburgh. Before coming to Burma in 1885 he obtained a commercial training in Glasgow. He is a member of the Conservative Club and of the Morton Hall Golf Club, Edinburgh. His chief recreations are golf and boating."

(Final paragraph of Finlay, Fleming & Company)