James McNiven

12 September 1812–6 December 1880 (Age 68)
Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James McNiven was born on 12 September 1812, his father, John McNiven, was 31 and his mother, Jean Purey, was 30. He married Isabella Dawson on 24 November 1839. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 December 1880, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James McNiven
Isabella Dawson
Marriage: 24 November 1839
John Mcniven
Thomas Mcniven
Maria Eadie Mcniven

Spouse and Children

24 November 1839


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 1

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Age 3

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

Age 18

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naoimhín ( see Nevin ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Mcniven, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Mcniven in entry for Thomas Mcniven, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Mcniven in entry for Maria Eadie Mcniven, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.