Mary Allan

2 July 1835–
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Allan was born on 2 July 1835, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of ?. She married Alexander Gunn Rutherford on 24 February 1863, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in West Linton, Peebles-shire, Scotland in 1871 and Cockpen, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Alexander Gunn Rutherford
Mary Allan
Marriage: 24 February 1863
Jane Miller Gun Rutherford
Ellen Sutherland Gun Rutherford
Thomas Elliot Gunn Rutherford
Mary Allan Rutherford
Martha Allan Dunn Rutherford
Mary Allan Gunn Rutherford
Catherine M G Rutherford

Spouse and Children

24 February 1863
Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom



    Ellen Sutherland Gun Rutherford


    Thomas Elliot Gunn Rutherford



    Martha Allan Dunn Rutherford


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 3

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 33

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Allen . This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllan ( see McAllen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Allan in entry for Alex Gunn Rutherford, Esq, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Mary Gun Rutherford in household of Alexander Gun Rutherford, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Mary Rutherford in household of Alexander G Rutherford, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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