John Gordon

18 May 1805–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Gordon was born on 18 May 1805, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Gordon, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Buchanan, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Gordon
1775–
Elizabeth Buchanan
1767–
Jean Gordon
1795–
Isobel Gordon
1797–
Alexander Gordon
1798–
Thomas Gordon
1799–
Elisabeth Gordon
1802–
Mary Gordon
1803–
John Gordon
1805–
James Gordon
1807–
Helen Gordon
1809–
Francis Gordon
1811–
Robert Gray Gordon
1811–
William Alexander Gordon
1815–

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World Events (3)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 6

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 18

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

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  • John Gordon, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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