William Littlejohn Esq.

12 August 1803–8 July 1888 (Age 84)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Littlejohn Esq. was born on 12 August 1803, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Littlejohn, was 29 and his mother, Jane (Jean) Chalmers, was 21. 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 5 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, at the age of 71, 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 Esq.
1803–1888
Janet Bentley
1811–1848
Marriage: 25 March 1830
Janet Morison Littlejohn
1831–1885
Thomas LittleJohn
1847–
Jane Littlejohn
1832–1917
Isabella Littlejohn
1835–1929
James Bentley Littlejohn
1837–1904
William Littlejohn
1839–1878
David Littlejohn
1841–1924
Ruth Littlejohn
1842–1931
Alexander Littlejohn
1845–1929
Charles Peter Littlejohn
1848–1920
Margaret W Littlejohn
1854–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 March 1830
Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(11)

    Janet Morison Littlejohn

    Female1831–1885Female

    Jane Littlejohn

    Female1832–1917Female

    Isabella Littlejohn

    Female1835–1929Female

    James Bentley Littlejohn

    Male1837–1904Male

    Male1839–1878Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Littlejohn

    Male1773–Male

    Jane (Jean) Chalmers

    Female1781–1859Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1803–1888Male

    James Littlejohn

    Male1805–1880Male

    David Littlejohn

    Male1810–1881Male

    Alexander Littlejohn

    Male1814–1861Male

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.
1815

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 27

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name John . Compare Meiklejohn . In some cases the nickname may have been bestowed on a large man, irrespective of his actual personal name, in allusion to the character in the Robin Hood legend, whose nickname was of ironic application.2 Translation of French Jeanpetit.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Littlejohn in entry for John Philip, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Littlejohn in entry for James Bentley, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • William Littlejohn in entry for James Bentley Littlejohn, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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