William Littlejohn

Male8 August 1803–8 July 1888

Brief Life History of William

When William Littlejohn was born on 8 August 1803, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Littlejohn, was 29 and his mother, Jane Jean Chalmers, was 22. He married Janet Bentley on 25 March 1830, in Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1834, his occupation is listed as banker manager - aberdeen and county banking company in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 8 July 1888, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 84, and was buried in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Littlejohn
Janet Bentley
Marriage: 25 March 1830
Janet Morison Littlejohn
Thomas LittleJohn
Jane Littlejohn
Isabella Littlejohn
James Bentley Littlejohn
William Littlejohn
David Littlejohn
Ruth Littlejohn
Alexander Littlejohn
Charles Peter Littlejohn

Sources (52)

  • William Littlejohn, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • William Littlejohn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Littlejohn, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1830Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 8

    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.


    Age 12

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


    Age 27

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English litel ‘little’ (Old English lȳtel) + the Middle English personal name John . The nickname may have been used ironically for a giant, as with the outlaw character Little John in 17th-century tales and ballads of Robin Hood (though he is no giant in 15th-century texts).

    In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of French Petitjean .

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

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