John Gordon

about 1862–
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Gordon was born about 1862, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Gordon, was 26 and his mother, Christina Polson, was 22. He married Janet Gray on 23 July 1891, in Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Gordon
1862–
Janet Gray
1862–1945
Marriage: 23 July 1891
Margaret Gordon
1892–
Christina Polson Gordon
1895–
Janet or Jessie Gordon
1896–
Jane Gordon
1900–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1891
Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Gordon

    Male1836–Male

    Christina Polson

    Female1840–Female

siblings

(6)

    Elizabeth Gordon

    Female1857–Female

    Alexander Gordon

    Male1859–Male

    Alexander Gordon

    Male1860–Male

    Male1862–Male

    William Gordon

    Male1865–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 6

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.
1884

Age 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 34

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Gordon, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • John Gordon in entry for Christina Polson, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"
  • John Gordon, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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