William Brodie

1842–
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of William

When William Brodie was born in 1842, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, Hugh Brodie, was 25 and his mother, Margaret McMillan, was 26. He married Mary Jane Welsh on 13 November 1868, in Cairnryan, Wigtownshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

William Brodie
1842–
Mary Jane Welsh
1844–1888
Marriage: 13 November 1868
Hugh Brodie
1869–
Richard Brodie
1871–
Mary Millar Brodie
1873–
James Brodie
1877–
William Brodie
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 November 1868
Cairnryan, Wigtownshire, Scotland
children

(5)

    Hugh Brodie

    Male1869–Male

    Richard Brodie

    Male1871–Male

    Mary Millar Brodie

    Female1873–Female

    James Brodie

    Male1877–Male

    William Brodie

    Male1881–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Brodie

    Male1817–Male

    Margaret McMillan

    Female1816–Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1840–Female

    Male1842–Male

    Alaxandr Brodie

    Male1845–Male

    Marjory S. Brodie

    Female1846–1936Female

    James Brodie

    Male1848–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1843

Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 1

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 32

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Brodie Castle in Moray. The place name is probably from Gaelic brothach ‘muddy place’ rather than bruthach ‘steep place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Brodie, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Willian Brodie in household of Hugh Brodie, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • William Brodie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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