Alexander Begg

Male23 February 1814–before 1891

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Begg was born on 23 February 1814, in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh Begg, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Lennox, was 42. He married Janet Cochrane on 12 March 1837, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died before 1891.

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Alexander Begg
Janet Cochrane
Marriage: 12 March 1837
Jessie Tennant Begg
Hugh Alexander Begg
Alexander James Begg
Thomas C Begg
William Begg
Robert C Begg
John Cochran Begg

Sources (7)

  • Alexander Bogg, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Alexander Begg, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alexander Begg in entry for Jessie Tennant Begg, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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  • Marriage
    12 March 1837Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    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 3

    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.

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

    Age 24

    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 and Irish: nickname for a small man, from Gaelic beag ‘small’.

    English: from Old French besgue ‘stammerer’, denoting someone with a stammer or speech impediment.

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

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