Agnes Aird

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Aird was born in 1828, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Aird, was 36 and her mother, Janet Scoular, was 29. She married James Russell on 31 December 1862, in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 10 May 1908, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Russell
1827–1870
Agnes Aird
1828–1908
Marriage: 31 December 1862
Thomas Russell
1841–
Peter Aird Russell
1863–1937
Margaret Russell
1842–1883
Betsy Russell
1843–
Robert Russell
1846–
William Russell
1851–
Elizabeth Russell
1855–
Andrew Russell
1858–
Janet Russell
1864–
Agness Russell
1866–
Grace Russell
1866–1933
Elizabeth Russell
1868–
Mary Russell
1870–

Sources (18)

  • Agnes Russell in household of James Russell, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Agnes Aird, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes Aird, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from either the medieval lordship of The Aird (Inverness) or from Aird Farm near Hurlford, Ayrshire. Both are named from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height, promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high, lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep, difficult’. Compare Ard .

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

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