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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James Ure
Marrion Bell
Marriage: 10 August 1822
Andrew Ure
Catherine Ure
John Ure
Helen Ure
George Ure
Elizabeth Ure
Marion Ure

Spouse and Children


    Marrion Bell


10 August 1822


    Andrew Ure


    John Ure


    Helen Ure


    George Ure


    Elizabeth Ure


+2 More Children

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+3 More Children

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.

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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