Andrew Provand

Andrew Dryburgh Provand (23 March 1838 – 18 July 1915)[1] was a Scottish merchant strongly linked to Manchester; he was also a Liberal Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown from 1886 to 1900.

Andrew Provand
The grave of Andrew Dryburgh Provand, Ramshorn Cemetery, Edinburgh


Provand was the son of George Provand, a Glasgow merchant and his wife Ann Reid Dryburgh. He never married.[2]


He won the seat in 1886, but lost it fourteen years later at the 1900 general election to future Prime Minister, Arthur Bonar Law. He unsuccessfully contested the same seat again in 1906. During his time in Parliament, he was involved in debates over land taxation.

He died on 18 July 1915 and is buried in the graveyard at the Ramshorn Church (now known as Ramshorn Cemetery on Ingram Street in Glasgow.[3] The grave lies on the eastern boundary wall.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  2. ^ 'PROVAND, Andrew Dryburgh', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 retrieved 7 May 2016
  3. ^ "FREE Scottish family tree inscriptions and links from HappyHaggis". Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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Preceded by Member of Parliament for Glasgow Blackfriars & Hutchesontown
Succeeded by