James Harris

28 January 1795–1 June 1862 (Age 67)
Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Harris was born on 28 January 1795, in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, his father, Hugh Harris, was 27 and his mother, Agnes Mcfarland, was 22. He married Anne Crawford in 1813, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. His occupation is listed as agricultural laborer in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 1 June 1862, in Pathhead, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 67, and was buried in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Harris
1795–1862
Anne Crawford
1792–1873
Marriage: 1813
Margaret Harris
1814–1887
Agnes Harris
1816–1879
Ann Harris
1819–1892
Janet Harris
1821–1848
John Harris
1823–
Mary Harris
1826–
Helen HARRIS
1828–1836
Harris
1828–
Hugh Harris
1830–1913
Grace Harris
1833–
Helen Harris
1836–1890
Elizabeth Harris
1839–
James Harris
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1813
New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

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

Age 7

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.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 16

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.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 18

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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EARLY HARRIS HISTORY

The following history was found among the papers of James P Condie who was the representative for the Hamilton Family Organization at one time. Research into the family history reveals that Hugh Harr …

Sources (3)

  • James Herries, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • James Harris, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • James Hains, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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