Robert Black

9 September 1857–
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Black was born on 9 September 1857, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Black, was 34 and his mother, Elisabeth Hynd, was 33.

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Robert Black
1857–
Jean Andrew
1860–

Spouse and Children

    Male1857–Male

    Jean Andrew

    Female1860–Female

Parents and Siblings

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(9)

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World Events (3)

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

Age 11

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.
1884

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 51

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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  • Robert Black, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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