10 Dec

George Roger

Archive, Norman Mowatt, People of the Picture House

George Finlay Roger was born in Dundee. His father was a Master Photographer with a studio in Dundee. He followed his father into the occupation and he had a studio in Greenock then in Campbeltown where he was also the first manager of the Picture House. He died in 1922 aged 55 at Drumlemble Colliery near Campbeltown.

Norman Mowatt (May 2017)


Biography File: People of Campbeltown Picture House
Full NameGeorge Finlay Roger
Birth date18th April 1867Birth place: Dundee
Death date19th June 1922Death place: Drumlemble Colliery, Campbeltown
Father’s full nameGeorge Finlay Roger (Master Photographer)
Mother’s full name
(maiden name in brackets)
Helen Roger (Stormont)
Spouse(s)Jean Calder Peacock – 18th July 1894 Oatlaw, Forfarshire.


  • Jean – A daughter to Mr and Mrs George F Roger, photographer, born at 15 Brachelston Street, Greenock on 15th August 1902
  • (Greenock Telegraph 15.8.1902)
  • Scotland’s People Ref 564/2 628 Greenock West
Places of residenceDundee, Greenock, Campbeltown
Occupation historyMaster Photographer and Cinema Manager
Relationship with Picture House / Rex CinemaThe first manager of the Picture House.
Contact with family established (details)?No
External source references (e.g. census, BMD, valuation rolls, probate index, wills, parish records etc.) include ref. numbers


  • Birth from Scotland’s People ref 282/2 734 Dundee Second District
  • 1871 census
  • 1881 census
  • 1891 census – can’t find him
  • Can’t find a marriage on Scotland’s People
  • 1901 census with wife in Greenock
  • Vol 1899-1900: Post Office Greenock Directory p219 Roger George F., photographer, 15 Brachelston st
  • Vol 1901-1902: Post Office Greenock Directory p217 ROGER George F., photographer, 15 Brachelston st
  • Vol 1903-1904: Post Office Greenock Directory p220 ROGER George F., photographer. 15 Brachelston st
  • Vol 1904-1905: Post Office Greenock Directory p222 ROGER George F., photographer. 15 Brachelston st
  • 1902 birth of daughter, see above
  • 1911 census with wife and daughter ref 507/ 10/ 15 Campbeltown Argyll
  • Valuation Rolls CAMPBELTOWN 1916 VR001200009-
  • Death from Scotland’s People  ref 507/ 86 Campbeltown
  • (death certificate in research folder on Google Drive)
  • From Wills and Testaments on Scotlands People ref  SC51/32/77
  • Campbeltown Courier Saturday June 24th 1922:
  • Death Notices: Roger – Suddenly, at Campbeltown, on the 19th inst George F Roger photographer dearly beloved husband of Jean Peacock.
ResearcherNorman MowattCreation Date: 16th May 2017
Duncan Sinclair December 10, 2017 Henry Dundas Beatson Mctaggart December 10, 2017