Mary Allan

Female2 July 1835–

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Allan was born on 2 July 1835, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. 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, Peeblesshire, Scotland in 1871 and Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (10)

  • Mary Gun Rutherford in household of Alexander Gun Rutherford, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Mary Allan, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Mary Allan in entry for Alex Gunn Rutherford, Esq, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1863Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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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 of Allen . This is the more common form of the name in Scotland and northern England. See also McAllen .

    History: An early bearer of this surname in North America was William Allan, a British soldier who took his family to the newly founded city of Halifax, NS, Canada, in 1749. His son John (1746–1805) was a Revolutionary soldier who eventually (1783) founded the settlement of Allan's Island, Passamaquoddy Bay, ME.

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

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