John Pringle was a house painter born 1855 in Glasgow, Lancaster, Scotland. His brother James b 1830 was born in Dundee and was a "Master Painter." (1871 census) John and Jessie married in 1877 in Dundee.
1861 census he and possible mother Mary are boarders:
John's family 1871 census: John is a printer
John's brother in 1881 census: James is now a House painter
1881 Jessie and John are now married:
What happened to Maggie Pringle?: (research)