Pear Tree House

Andrew Usher II was born in Pear Tree House in West Nicolson Street in 1826. He was one of the three founders of the North British Distillery. The other two were John Crabbie and William Sanderson who both served as directors of Andrew Usher II was the first Chairman of the NB Distillery, serving from its start in 1885 until shortly before his death on 1 November 1898. Andrew Usher II and his brother John Usher, as partners in Andrew Usher & Co, were also the proprietors of the Edinburgh Distillery.