William Stewart McGoram Newlands

3 November 1857–1927 (Age 69)
Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of William Stewart McGoram

When William Stewart McGoram Newlands was born on 3 November 1857, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald B. Newlands, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Angus, was 25. He married Marion Brown Thomson in 1882, in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1927, in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 70, and was buried in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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William Stewart McGoram Newlands
Marion Brown Thomson
Marriage: 1882
Elizabeth Brown Newlands
William Stewart Newlands
Archibald Newlands
Catherine Frame Newlands
John Lowe Newlands

Spouse and Children

Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Elizabeth Brown Newlands


    William Stewart Newlands


    Archibald Newlands


    Catherine Frame Newlands


    John Lowe Newlands


Parents and Siblings



    Agnes Newlands


    John Newlands



    Robert Newlands


    Mary Buchanan Newlands


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World Events (8)

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 17

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 21

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

Scottish: habitational name from either of two places so called, a barony in Kincardine and a parish in Peebles. Compare English Newland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Newlands in household of Mary Newlands, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • William Newlands in household of Archibald Newlands, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • William Newlands in household of Archbald Newlands, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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