John Paton Beveridge

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John Paton

John Paton Beveridge was born in 1847, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of James Beveridge and Janet Robb. He married Margaret Goldie on 5 January 1872, in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stobhill, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John Paton Beveridge
Margaret Goldie
Marriage: 5 January 1872
James Beveridge
Robert Beveridge
Christina Beveridge
Alexander Beveridge
John Paton Beveridge
Alexander Beveridge
Robert Beveridge
Margaret Goldie Beveridge
Allan Sloan Beveridge

Spouse and Children

5 January 1872
Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Beveridge


    Janet Robb




    George Beveridge


    Elisabeth Beveridge


    Helen Beveridge



    James Beveridge


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 0

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 7

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 31

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: 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)

  • J P Beveridge in entry for Margaret Goldie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • J P Beveridge in entry for Margaret Goldie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • John Paton Beveridge in entry for Alexander Beveridge and Mary Mc Roberts, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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