Ruth Connell

Femaleabout 1808–21 July 1868

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Connell was born about 1808, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Connell, was 32 and her mother, Agnes "Nancy" Thomas, was 25. She married William Doherty about 1828. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 21 July 1868, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William Doherty
Ruth Connell
Marriage: about 1828
Agnes Docherty
Margaret Dougharty
Margaret Doherty
Charles Docherty
Elisabeth Halden Docherty
Charles Docherty
Robert Dougharty

Sources (9)

  • Ruth Connel in household of Wm Dougharty, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Connell - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1808; Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Scotland register of Deaths

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 3

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


    Age 7

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 22

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened form of O'Connell or McConnell .

    Manx: from Gaelic Mac Giolla Chonaill ‘son of Giolla Chonaill’, a personal name meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Conall’. Compare O'Connell . The surname has sometimes been confused with Cannell .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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