Jean Reid

about 1822–from 1855 to 1859 (Age 33)
Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jean

Jean Reid was born about 1822, in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John Hewitt on 2 December 1844, in Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. She died from 1855 to 1859, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 37.

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John Hewitt
Jean Reid
Marriage: 2 December 1844
Ann Hewitt
Sarah Hewitt
John Hewet
Jane Hewitt
Joseph Hewet
Robert Hewet
Agness Hewitt
Joseph Hewitt

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World Events (7)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
Age 0
The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
Age 1
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
Age 16
Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

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

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Sources (10)

  • Jane Howet in household of John Howet, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Jean Reid in entry for Joseph Howat, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Reid in entry for Robert Howat, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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