Swanny Budge

1 September 1804–
Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Swanny

When Swanny Budge was born on 1 September 1804, in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Budge, was 28 and his mother, Helen Bain, was 36.

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Family Time Line

John Budge
1776–
Helen Bain
1768–
Donald Budge
1791–
Winnie Budge
John Budge
1792–
Janet Budge
1793–
Anne Budge
1794–
Alexander Budge
1796–
James Budge
1798–
George Budge
1800–
William Budge
1802–1860
Swanny Budge
1804–
Janet Budge
1807–
Helen Budge
1811–
Ella Budge
1812–

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 7

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 11

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Devon and Cornwall): nickname from Norman French buge ‘mouth’ (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person. The word is also recorded in Middle English in the sense ‘victuals supplied for retainers on a military campaign’, and the surname may therefore also have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a medieval quartermaster.2 Scottish (Caithness and Orkney): unexplained.

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

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  • Swany Budge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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