Alexander Ritchie

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Ritchie was born on 6 July 1792, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Ritchie, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 23. He married Jane or Jean Liston on 28 November 1820, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. He died on 9 November 1866, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Ritchie
1792–1866
Jane or Jean Liston
1798–
Marriage: 28 November 1820
John Ritchie
1825–
Andrew Ritchie
1829–
Helen Ritchie
1830–1883
Elizabeth Wilson Ritchie
1832–
David Ritchie
1834–
Joseph Ritchie
1836–1901
Alexander Ritchie
1839–
Jane Ritchie
1843–

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Ritchie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Alexander Ritchie, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alexr Ritchie, "Scotland Census, 1851"

World Events (8)

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

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

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

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 The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.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

Scottish: from a Scottish and northern English pet form of the personal name Rich , a short form of Richard . This surname is also common in Ulster.

Altered form of German Richer 1.

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

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