David Thomson Wills

David Thomson Wills was first recorded as a brewer in Gilruth's Close, off Dudhope Street, near the Lady Well.

He died in 1866 and the business was carried on by his wife, Margaret, who traded as M. D. Wills.

Location: Dundee

Active: 1858 - 1866

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

The extent of the brewery in Gilruth's Close is not clear from contemporary maps, though the Lady Well is clearly marked.


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Map of 1857 showing the site of David Thomson Wills' brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Alexander, John. Dundee breweries. Broughty Ferry: John Alexander, 2008.