William Doherty

Male1807–after 22 November 1870

Brief Life History of William

William Doherty was born in 1807, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland as the son of Charles Doherty and Margaret Cameron. He married Ruth Connell about 1828. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died after 22 November 1870.

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

Sources (9)

  • William Docherty in household of Robert Docherty, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • William Doughertie in entry for Margaret Doughertie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Wm Dougharty, "Scotland Census, 1851"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 4

    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 8

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


    Age 23

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Liam, Brendan, Kieran, Dermot, Niall, Aileen, Cahal, Colum, Connor, Conor, Eamon, Eoin.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’, a byname from docarthach ‘hard-hearted’, apparently from do + cartach ‘not loving’. Doherty is the usual Anglo-Irish spelling; compare Scottish Docherty and Manx Daugherty .

    History: In Ireland, the Ua Dochartaigh family were chieftains in Donegal: chiefs of Ardmire (Raphoe), then lords of Inishowen and kings of Cenel-Conaill.

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

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