Henry Mckinnon Muirhead

18 June 1813–23 February 1880 (Age 66)
Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry Mckinnon

When Henry Mckinnon Muirhead was born on 18 June 1813, in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Muirhead, was 42 and his mother, Anne Gordon Cooke, was 23. He married Mary Jane O'Reilly on 25 July 1850, in St Mary's, County Dublin, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 February 1880, in Glenelg, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 66, and was buried in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Henry Mckinnon Muirhead
Mary Jane O'Reilly
Marriage: 25 July 1850
Mary Francis Muirhead
Henry Mackinnon Muirhead
Charles Mortimer Muirhead
Jane Muirhead
John Bredesholme Muirhead

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25 July 1850
St Mary's, County Dublin, Ireland


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 4

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 19

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

Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in southern Scotland so called, from northern Middle English muir ‘moor’ + heid ‘head’, ‘end’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry MacKinnon Muirhead in entry for Charles Mason, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Henry M Muirhead, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Henry Mckinnon Muirhead, "Find A Grave Index"

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