James Ure

28 January 1793–6 February 1878 (Age 85)
Balfron, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Ure was born on 28 January 1793, in Balfron, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Andrew Ure and Elizabeth Marshall. He married Marrion Bell on 10 August 1822. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 6 February 1878, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

James Ure
1793–1878
Marrion Bell
1799–1869
Marriage: 10 August 1822
Andrew Ure
1823–1877
Catherine Ure
1840–1921
John Ure
1824–
Helen Ure
1826–1907
George Ure
1828–
Elizabeth Ure
1828–1904
Marion Ure
1829–

Spouse and Children

    Male1793–1878Male

    Marrion Bell

    Female1799–1869Female

MARRIAGE
10 August 1822
Balfron,Stirling,Scotland
children

(7)

    Andrew Ure

    Male1823–1877Male

    John Ure

    Male1824–Male

    Helen Ure

    Female1826–1907Female

    George Ure

    Male1828–Male

    Elizabeth Ure

    Female1828–1904Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

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

Age 9

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.
1815

Age 22

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Ure, a variant of Ivor.2 Norwegian: habitational name from a place in Hordaland, probably named in Old Norse Urðvin, a compound of urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mr James Ure in entry for Mr Colin M'Arthur, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Ure, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Ure, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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