Agnes Dunsyre

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Dunsyre was born on 20 January 1810, in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Dunsyre, was 40 and her mother, Christian Buchan, was 42. She married George Welsh on 18 April 1834, in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 5 July 1894, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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George Welsh
Agnes Dunsyre
Marriage: 18 April 1834
Archibald Welsh
John Welsh
Christian Welsh
Agnes Welsh
Janet Welsh
George Welsh
Margaret Welsh

Sources (15)

  • Agnes Welch in household of George Welch, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Agnus Dunsyre, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes Dunsyre, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

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.


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

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: locative name from Dunsyre (Lanarks).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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