Christina King


Brief Life History of Christina

Christina King was born in 1816, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Andrew Roxburgh on 24 February 1849, in Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Andrew Roxburgh
Christina King
Marriage: 24 February 1849
Andrew Roxburgh
Margaret Roxburgh
John Roxburgh
High Roxburgh
Jean Roxburgh

Sources (9)

  • Christina Roxburgh in household of Andrew Roxburgh, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Christina King, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Christina King Alton in entry for Andrew Roxburgh, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1849Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

    Age 1

    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.


    Age 7

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

    Age 31

    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

    English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

    Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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