Place of Birth: Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Place of residence: Law Junction, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1881 Census)
Place of Residence: 5 Vane Terrace, Darlington (1891 Census)
Place of Residence: 36 Rothbury Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne (1901 Census)
Secondary School: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Darlington
Place of Employment: Armstrong College, Newcastle
Place of Employment: Nottingham University
Place of Residence: 60 Elbers Road, Nottingham (1911 Census)