Anne Weir

10 November 1810–about 1855 (Age 44)
Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Anne

When Anne Weir was born on 10 November 1810, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Weir, was 34 and her mother, Ann Gray, was 31. She married William Haining on 9 August 1842, in Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died about 1855, at the age of 45.

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William Haining
Anne Weir
Marriage: 9 August 1842
Agnes Haining
Anna Douglas Campbell Haining
Jean Haining

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1842Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    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 13
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, from Middle English, Older Scots wer(e) ‘weir; fish-trap’. Compare Ware and Wear . In northern England and lowland Scotland there has been much confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic names in 2, 4 and 5 below.Scottish: in Scotland, this surname was sometimes used for Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, more often Anglicized as McNair .Scottish (of Norman origin): surname of a family of Blackwood (Lanarkshire), which is said to be descended from Ralph de Ver, a Norman baron associated with William the Lion between 1174 and 1184. The change in pronunciation from Vere to Were would be unusual in Anglo-Norman French, and the true source of the surname may lie elsewhere. One possibility is Wierre in Pas-de-Calais. Another possibility is that the surname may represent versions of the Norman surname de la Were ‘of the war’, a nickname for a warrior; see Warr .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Anne Stobo in entry for Janet Stobo Haining, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Anne Weir, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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