Robert Gillespie

18 September 1855–
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Gillespie was born on 18 September 1855, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Gillespie, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Wardrope Gillespie, was 42. He lived in Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Alexander Gillespie
Margaret Wardrope Gillespie
Christina Gillespie
Robert Gillespie
George Gillespie
David Gillespie

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World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 2

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

Age 29

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

Age 35

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 and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Gillespie in household of Alexander Gillespie, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Robt Gillespie in household of Alexr Gillespie, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Robert Gillespie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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