Ann Archibald

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Archibald was born on 8 March 1801, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Archibald, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Kerr, was 20. She married Montgomery Davis on 5 June 1821, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 18 September 1881, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cromarty, West Perth, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

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Montgomery Davis
Ann Archibald
Marriage: 5 June 1821
Margaret Davies
Elizabeth Davies
Janet Davies
William Davis
John Davies
Ann Davies
John Davies
Mary Davis
Jean Davies
David Davies

Sources (23)

  • Ann Davies in household of Montgomerie Davies, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Ann Archibald, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Ann Archibald, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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