Agnes Muir Izett

14 September 1847–
Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Agnes Muir

When Agnes Muir Izett was born on 14 September 1847, in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, Robert Izett, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Ferguson, was 26. She lived in Govan, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1861 and Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Robert Izett
Margaret Ferguson
Robert Izzett
Agnes Muir Izett
William Izet
Alexander Izet
James Izet
Helen Izet
John Izet
Margaret Izett
Janet Izett

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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 7

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 10

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 31

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

English (Midlands): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Agnes Izzett in household of Robert Izzett, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Agnes Izet, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Agnes Ezzet, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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