Peter Paterson

18 February 1859–
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Paterson was born on 18 February 1859, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Paterson, was 30 and his mother, Jane Allan, was 30. He married Robina Robinson Moffat on 25 November 1887, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Peter Paterson
Robina Robinson Moffat
Marriage: 25 November 1887
Hannah Paterson
Robina Paterson
James Paterson
Peter Paterson
Jeanie Paterson
Margaret Anderson Watt Paterson

Spouse and Children


    Robina Robinson Moffat


25 November 1887
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Hannah Paterson


    James Paterson


    Peter Paterson


    Robina Paterson



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 9

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 31

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from a pet form of Pate 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Paterson in household of James Paterson, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Peter Paterson in household of James Paterson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Peter Paterson in household of James Paterson, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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