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The grave of Andrew Leslie of Coxlodge, Rosebank Cemetery

Andrew Leslie (1818–1894) was a Scottish shipbuilder.[1]

Born in 1818 in Garth, Dunrossness,[2] Shetland to Christian Allison and Robert Leslie, Leslie later moved to Aberdeen.[3] In 1853 Leslie relocated to Hebburn in North-East England where he founded the shipbuilding company A. Leslie and Company.[4] When Andrew Leslie retired in 1886, A. Leslie and Company merged with the locomotive manufacturer R and W Hawthorn to create Hawthorn Leslie and Company.[5]

In Hebburn, Leslie largely funded St. Andrew's Church which opened in 1873 and built other buildings including homes for his workers, schools for their children.[2] He was married to Maragret Leslie.[2] Leslie also lived at Coxlodge Hall in Gosforth[6]

He died on 27 January 1894 aged 75. He is buried in a family plot at Rosebank Cemetery in Edinburgh,[7] against the west wall, near the north-west corner.


  1. ^ Baker, Anne Pimlott. "Leslie, Andrew". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/49317.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  4. ^ "Local Information for Hebburn". Town Info. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Hawthorn Shipbuilders". EdinPhoto. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Newcastle upon Tyne". Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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