In 1851 census, he was aged 52. His occupation was: Master Dyer Employing 82 Men & Boys 70 Men 12 Boys 40 Females. Lived at Hillock House, Govan, Glasgow.
In 1861 census, he was aged 61.
In 1871 census was aged 70 and living at 312 Govan Road, Govan, Glasgow. His occupation was as an East India Merchant & Dyer employing 119 men, 8 boys and 47 girls.
He was born in Perthshire Thornhill.
Formed company Alex Reid & Sons, Dyers.
Death Registration, Scotlands People:
REID ALEXANDER,75,SINCLAIR,1873,510/ 80, Dunoon and Kilmun
Birth/Baptism Registration: Scotlands People:
REID ALEXANDER,PETER REID/MARGARET SINCLAR,M,25/02/1798,364/10 134,Kincardin