John Paterson

16 September 1833–
Bailleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Paterson was born on 16 September 1833, in Bailleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Paterson, was 39 and his mother, Janet Rodger, was 39. He lived in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1833 and Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841.

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 5

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.

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 35

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.

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)

  • John Paterson, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • John Paterson in household of Alexander Paterson, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • John Patterson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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