Andrew Kirby

9 August 1858–16 November 1929 (Age 71)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Kirby was born on 9 August 1858, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Kirby, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Wilson, was 22. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Annie McDonald. He lived in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Camlachie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 16 November 1929, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Kirby
1858–1929
Annie McDonald
1853–
Malcolm Kirby
1879–1963
Janet Kirby
1881–
James Kirby
1883–
Duncan Kirby
1887–
Annie Kirby
1889–
Sarah Kirby
1890–

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World Events (8)

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Kirby, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Andrew Kirby, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Andrew Kirsby, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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