Thomas Whitelaw

23 April 1842–before about 27 December 1900 (Age 58)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Whitelaw was born on 23 April 1842, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Whitelaw, was 35 and his mother, Helen Thomson, was 28. He married Elisabeth Fotheringham on 14 August 1863. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1864, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as coalminer. He died before about 27 December 1900, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Whitelaw
1842–1900
Elisabeth Fotheringham
1843–
Marriage: 14 August 1863
Robert Whitelaw
1864–1880
Andrew Whitelaw
1866–1892
Jane Whitelaw
1868–1952
Helen Whitelaw
1871–
Elisabeth Whitelaw
1874–
Margaret Whitelaw
1875–
Elizabeth Whitelaw
1878–
Robert Whitelaw
1880–
Mary Whitelaw
1883–
Thomas Whitelaw
1885–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 August 1863
Shotts Iron Works, Shotts, Calderhead District, Lanarkshire, Scotland
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Robert Whitelaw

    Male1806–1871Male

    Helen Thomson

    Female1814–1872Female

siblings

(7)

    James Whitlaw

    Male1831–Male

    Helen Whitlaw

    Female1833–Female

    Matthew Whitlaw

    Male1836–Male

    John Whitelaw

    Male1840–1902Male

    Male1842–1900Male

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World Events (7)

1843

Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 1

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders called Whitelaw, from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hlāw ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Whitelaw, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Thomas Whitelaw, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Whitelaw, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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