James Beveridge

23 November 1872–
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Beveridge was born on 23 November 1872, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Paton Beveridge, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Goldie, was 22. He lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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John Paton Beveridge
Margaret Goldie
James Beveridge
Robert Beveridge
Christina Beveridge
Alexander Beveridge
John Paton Beveridge
Alexander Beveridge
Robert Beveridge
Margaret Goldie Beveridge
Allan Sloan Beveridge

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

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.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 33

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from Middle English beverage ‘drink’ (Old French bevrage, from beivre ‘to drink’). The term was used in particular of a drink bought by a purchaser to seal a bargain, and the surname may have been acquired as a nickname in this context. Reaney adduces evidence that suggests that the nickname may have been bestowed on a man who made a practice of getting free drinks by entering into bargains which he did not keep.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Beveridge in household of John Peter Beveridge, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • James Beveridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Beveridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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