James Smellie

29 June 1865–
Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Smellie was born on 29 June 1865, in Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Smellie, was 43 and his mother, Isabella Lockie, was 37.

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Robert Smellie
Isabella Lockie
Susan Elder Smellie
Robert Smillie
Isabella Smillie
Elizabeth Smillie
Margaret Elizabeth Smellie
James Smellie
Jeanie Smellie
Ellen Alison Smellie

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Smellie


    Isabella Lockie




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World Events (3)

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

Age 3

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.

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 43

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. variant of Smiley . 2. from a derivative of Middle English smil, smel ‘odor’, hence a nickname for someone notorious for giving off a smell that was obnoxious even by medieval standards, or for someone who made great use of perfumes and pomanders to counteract this trait.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Lockie in entry for Robert Smellie, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • James Smellie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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