Annie Stobo Harper

1806–
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Annie Stobo

When Annie Stobo Harper was born in 1806, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Harper, was 22 and her mother, Annie Stobo, was 17. She lived in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James Harper
1784–1866
Annie Stobo
1789–1812
Annie Stobo Harper
1806–
Margaret Harper
1807–1848
Mary Harper
1808–
James Harper
1812–1893

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 5

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 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 32

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

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Harper, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Ann Harper, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Ann Harper, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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