Peter Methven

1884–29 April 1962 (Age 78)
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Methven was born in 1884, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Methven, was 45 and his mother, Jane Ann Murray, was 37. He lived in Liff, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 29 April 1962, in Lochee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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William Methven
Jane Ann Murray
Mary Jane Buchanan Thomson Methven
Elizabeth Methven
Jane Ann Murray Methven
Jessie Stewart Methven
Robert Murray Methven
John Murray Methven
Thomas Murray Methven
William George Methven
Peter Methven

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 1

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 21

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Methven near Perth, recorded in 1150 in the form Matefen, at the end of the same century as Mafen, and at the beginning of the 13th century as Methfen. The place name is probably cognate with Welsh medd ‘mead’ + maen (mutated to faen) ‘stone’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Methven in household of Jane Methven, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Peter Methven in household of Jane Methven, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Peter, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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