Charles Ritchie Gilmour

7 April 1858–6 November 1879 (Age 21)
Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Ritchie

When Charles Ritchie Gilmour was born on 7 April 1858, in Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Pinkerton Gilmour, was 31 and his mother, Christian Hamilton Wright, was 28. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 6 November 1879, at the age of 21, and was buried in Southern Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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James Pinkerton Gilmour
Christian Hamilton Wright
Alexander Gilmour
Charles Ritchie Gilmour
Marion Alexander Gilmour
Alexander Marion Gilmour

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
Age 10
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 16
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 20
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 and Irish: variant spelling of Gilmore .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Charles Ritchie Gilmour, "Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990"
  • Charles R Gilmour in household of Alexander Gilmour, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Charles Ritchie Gilmour in household of Alexander Gilmour, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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