10 Dec

John Norman Mactaggart

Archive, People of the Picture House

John Norman Mactaggart and his brother Daniel Campbell Mactaggart, were the third generation of solicitors in Campbeltown.

John Norman commanded the 1st Argyll Highland Rifle Volunteers and served for 20 years. John Norman’s eldest son, Charles Mactaggart was awarded the M.C for bravery at Cambrai. He had enlisted in the 8th Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he was only 17 years old.

Biography File: People of Campbeltown Picture House
Full NameJohn Norman Mactaggart
Maiden name / other names
Birth dateJanuary 6th 1867Birth place: Campbeltown
Death dateMarch 11 1931Death place: Edinburgh
Father’s full nameCharles Rowatt Mactaggart born 1827 Campbeltown
Mother’s full name
(maiden name in brackets)
Margaret Stewart Beatson born 1824 Campbeltown
Spouse(s)Married Susannah Elizabeth Brown, 1895, Campbeltown
ChildrenMargaret Mactaggart born 1896, Charles Mactaggart born 1898, Agnes Lambert Mactaggart born 1900, Norman Mactaggart born 1904, Suzanne Mactaggart born 1908
Places of residence1881 Census: The Jail, Castlehill, Campbeltown,

1891 Census: Drimfin House, Campbeltown.

1901 Census: Ardbeg, Askomil, Campbeltown.

Occupation history1891 Census: Solicitor

1901 Census: Solicitor, Town Clerk, Procurator Fiscal Department of Sheriff

1914 Valuation Rolls: Proprietor, Joint Agent, The Commercial Bank of Scotland, Castlehill, Campbeltown

Relationship with Picturehouse / Rex CinemaOne of the original shareholders of the Picture House, He bought 35 shares in 1912.
Life story in a paragraph (summary of above)John Norman Mactaggart and his brother Daniel Campbell Mactaggart, were the third generation of solicitors in Campbeltown.

John Norman commanded the 1st Argyll Highland Rifle Volunteers and served for 20 years. John Norman’s eldest son, Charles Mactaggart was awarded the M.C for bravery at Cambrai. He had enlisted in the 8th Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he was only 17 years old.

Contact with family established (details)?
External source references (e.g. census, BMD, valuation rolls, probate index, wills, parish records etc.) include ref. numbersUk Census collection

Valuation Rolls

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James Smith December 10, 2017 Neil McArthur December 10, 2017