James Brown Traill

Brief Life History of James Brown

When James Brown Traill was born on 4 July 1867, in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Traill, was 28 and his mother, Cecilia Dewar, was 25. He married Margaret Annie Laidlow in 1900, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Jarrow, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1936, in South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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James Brown Traill
Margaret Annie Laidlow
Marriage: 1900
Thomas Hamilton Traill
James Traill
Jane Laidlow Traill
Evelyn May Traill
Isabella Traill

Sources (6)

  • James Trail in household of John Trail, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • James Brown Trail, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Brown Traill, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Trail .

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

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