James Vallance

8 March 1800–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Vallance was born on 8 March 1800, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Vallance, was 28 and his mother, Jean Torrance, was 33. He married Mary Speirs on 16 August 1820, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

James Vallance
1800–
Mary Speirs
Marriage: 16 August 1820
Isabella Vallance
1821–
John Vallance
1823–
James Vallance
1826–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1820
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Isabella Vallance

    Female1821–Female

    John Vallance

    Male1823–Male

    James Vallance

    Male1826–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John Vallance

    Male1771–Male

    Jean Torrance

    Female1767–Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 2

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 32

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Valence in Drôme, France, which probably has the same origin as Valencia .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Vallance in entry for John Vallance, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Vallance in entry for Isabella Vallance, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Vallance in entry for James Vallance, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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