From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

John Ewan, Merchant, Provost - 27th February 1845

 

JOHN EWAN, MERCHANT, DUNDEE, WAS ADMITTED BURGESS FOR HAVING PAID TEN POUNDS STG. TO WILLIAM BOYD BAXTER, TOWN CHAMBERLAIN.

JOHN EWAN is the son of THOMAS EWAN, manufacturer, and was born in Dundee on 22nd June, 1805. He entered the Council at the election in November, 1854, and served as Councillor in that and the succeeding year. He was raised to the Provost's chair in 1856, and occupied it till December, 1857, at which time he resigned the office, and was succeeded by PROVOST DAVID ROLLO.

In 1860 he acquired the estate of Cononsyth, which had formerly belonged to JAMES BROWN, father of PROVOST JAMES BROWN (vide page 247), and he still retains it. He has taken no part in public affairs since his retirement in 1857.