James Reekie

July 1810–2 January 1869 (Age 58)
Springfield, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Reekie was born in July 1810, in Springfield, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Reekie, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Tullis, was 26. He married Ann Greenhalgh on 2 January 1843. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 January 1869, at the age of 58.

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James Reekie
Ann Greenhalgh
Marriage: 2 January 1843
William Reckie
Ann Reekie
James Reckie
Thomas Reekie

Spouse and Children

2 January 1843
Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England


    William Reckie


    Ann Reekie


    James Reckie


    Thomas Reekie


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 1

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 5

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 20

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from Reikie in Aberdeenshire, or an altered spelling of Rikie, a diminutive of Richard . It is also possible that it originated from the nickname of Edinburgh, meaning ‘smoky’, from the Scottish dialect term reek ‘smoke’.

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

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  • James Reekie in entry for James Reekie, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • James Reekie, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • James Reckie, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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