20 July 1858– Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Life of Thomas
When Thomas Martin was born on 20 July 1858, in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Martin, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Gardner, was 29. He lived in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
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.
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.
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.
1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.