James Williamson (film pioneer)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Williamson originally processed film for other early movie makers, and then began production of his own features. Later he went into the movie equipment manufacturing business with his son, an engineer.
Williamson was born near Kirkcaldy, Fife, and raised in Edinburgh. In 1868 he moved to London where he was an apprentice to a pharmacist, and bought his own pharmacy in 1877. In 1886 he moved to Hove in Sussex.