Jean Dickson

9 March 1816–22 December 1886 (Age 70)
Mouswald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jean

When Jean Dickson was born on 9 March 1816, in Mouswald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Dick, was 42 and her mother, Mary Ker, was 38. She married John Boyes on 13 January 1843. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 December 1886, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, at the age of 70.

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John Boyes
Jean Dickson
Marriage: 13 January 1843
Stephen Boyes
Mary Boyes
James Boyes
Janet Boyes
Barbara Boyes
John D. Boyes
Robert Dickson Boyes
Joseph Boyes

Spouse and Children

    John Boyes



13 January 1843
of Kirkgunzeon, Scot.


    Stephen Boyes


    Mary Boyes


    James Boyes


    Janet Boyes


    Barbara Boyes


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 1

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.

Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 22

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 northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Dickson in entry for Stephen Boyes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • <Unknown> in entry for John D Boyes, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"
  • Jane Dickson in entry for Joseph Boyes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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