John Wightman

22 June 1845–
Wandell and Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Wightman was born on 22 June 1845, in Wandell and Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Wightman, was 24 and his mother, Mary Steedman, was 21. He married Isabella Mc Morran on 14 April 1865, in Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wandell and Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1845. He died in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Wightman
1845–
Isabella Mc Morran
1846–
Marriage: 14 April 1865
Joan Wightman
1865–

Spouse and Children

    Male1845–Male

    Isabella Mc Morran

    Female1846–Female

MARRIAGE
14 April 1865
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Joan Wightman

    Female1865–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 2

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 9

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. 2. variant of Wight , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wightman, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Wightman, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Wightman in entry for Joan Wightman, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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