Elisabeth Stewart

Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

Elisabeth Stewart was born in 1818, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She married Alexander B. Barr on 25 March 1836, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Laurieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Alexander B. Barr
Elisabeth Stewart
Marriage: 25 March 1836
Robert Burns Barr
Jessie S Barr
Grace Barr

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World Events (8)

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""
Age 2
The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.
Age 5
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 36
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: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Elezebeth Barr in household of Obadiah Denie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Elisebeth Barr in household of Alexander Barr, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Sta... in entry for Jessie S. Buys, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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