William Lilly

5 September 1874–
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Lilly was born on 5 September 1874, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Lilly, was 32 and his mother, Mary Mc Bride, was 28. He lived in Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

William Lilly
1842–1930
Mary Mc Bride
1846–
William Lilly
1864–
Annie Lilly
1867–
Janet Lilly
1870–
Francis Lilly
1872–
William Lilly
1874–
Jane Lilly
1879–
Robert Lilly
1881–1971
Adam Lilly
1883–
Alexander Lilly Sr.
1887–1970
Mary Staron
1922–1971

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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 4

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.
1884

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 31

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2. 2. nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium).The Italian equivalent Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles . 3. habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillinglēah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Lilly in household of William Lilly, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • William Lilly in household of William Lilly, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Lilly, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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