Helen Lennox

14 March 1805–
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Lennox was born on 14 March 1805, her father, James Lennox, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Murdoch, was 31.

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Family Time Line

James Lennox
1769–
Sarah Murdoch
1774–
James Lennox
1796–1832
Robert Lennox
1798–
John Lennox
1800–1876
William Lennox
1802–
Helen Lennox
1805–
John Lennox
1807–

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 6

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.
1815

Age 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 33

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: habitational name from the district near Dumbarton, recorded in 1174 in the form Leuenaichs and in the following year as Levenax. Apparently it is named from Gaelic leamhan ‘elm’ + the locative suffix -ach + English -s.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Helen Lennox, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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