John Dunsmore

2 July 1805–
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Dunsmore was born on 2 July 1805, his father, Andrew Dunsmuir, was 37 and his mother, Margaret McClymont, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Dunsmuir
1768–1868
Margaret McClymont
1768–
Margaret Dunsmore
1790–
Ann Dunsmore
1802–
Elisabeth Dinsmuir
1792–
Gilbert Dunsmore
1796–
Sarah Dunsmore
1799–1882
Elisabeth Dunsmore
1801–1868
John Dunsmore
1805–

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World Events (8)

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.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 33

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a now forgotten place called Dundemore in Fife.2 English: habitational name from Dunsmoor in Devon or from an old district of Warwickshire called Dunsmore (preserved in Ryton-on-Dunsmore and Stretton-on-Dunsmore); both are named from the Old English personal name Dunn(a) ‘dark’ + mōr ‘moor’.

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

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

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