Sir John Jaffray
Born in Stirling and educated at Glasgow Hospital, John Jaffray lived in Park Grove.
He had an eclectic career; when he was 26 years old, an advertisement brought him to Birmingham and with £20 as his sole worldly possessions he entered heart and soul into working at the Birmingham Journal. Mr Jaffray's resolute independence, energy and rare business capacity contributed more than anything else to the ultimate triumph of the Birmingham Journal.
He also worked at the Weekly Post and the Daily Mail, he was president of the Birmingham General Hospital and was a magistrate for two counties. However, we know him most for opening The Jaffray Hospital.