James Broadfoot

about 1878–
Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Broadfoot was born about 1878, in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Broadfoot, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Nicol, was 23. He married Catherine Elizabeth Bradford on 1 June 1900, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

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James Broadfoot
about 1878–
Catherine Elizabeth Bradford
Marriage: 1 June 1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1900Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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    World Events (3)

    about 1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
    Age NaN
    Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
    Age 6
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 30
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Bradfute, from a lost place in either Ayrshire or Dumfriesshire.English: nickname for someone with broad feet, from Middle English brod, brad ‘wide, broad’ + fot ‘foot’ (Old English brād + fōt).

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

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    • Legacy NFS Source: James Broadfoot - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: James Broadfoot

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