Andrew Morrens

10 September 1864–1892 (Age 27)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Andrew

Andrew Morrens was born on 10 September 1864, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland as the son of Matthew Morrens and Margaret Buchanan. He married Rebecca Jane Crawford on 25 April 1884, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in 1892, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 28.

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Andrew Morrens
Rebecca Jane Crawford
Marriage: 25 April 1884
Janet Morrens
Andrew Morrens
Margaret Morrens
Marion Morrens
John Morrens

Spouse and Children

25 April 1884
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Morrens


    Margaret Buchanan




    Matthew Morrens


    Elizabeth Morrens



    Margaret Morrens


World Events (6)

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

Age 4

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 10

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan: respelling of Torrents, a topographic name for someone living by the course of a torrent, from the plural of Catalan torrent ‘mountain stream’, ‘torrent’ (Latin torrens).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Torrence .3 Dutch: patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal names Victor or Hector ( see Hector ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Morrans in household of Margaret Morrans, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Andrew Morrans, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Andrew Morens in entry for Marion Morens, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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