William Drummond Muir

17 January 1806–15 June 1888 (Age 82)
Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Drummond

William Drummond Muir was born on 17 January 1806, in Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Eliza Welbank Dickison on 25 August 1832. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and St Paul, Walworth, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 15 June 1888, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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William Drummond Muir
Eliza Welbank Dickison
Marriage: 25 August 1832
Andrew Muir
William Muir
John Muir
Alfred Muir
Edwin Muir

Spouse and Children

25 August 1832
Saint Paul Covent Garden,Westminster,London,England


World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 2

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 5

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.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 25

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Muir, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Muir, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • 1881 Scotland Census

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