Jean Murdoch

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean Murdoch was born on 6 March 1820, in Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Murdoch, was 30 and her mother, Janet Robertson, was 24.

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Family Time Line

David Murdoch
1790–1888
Janet Robertson
1795–1856
David Murdoch
1817–
Jean Murdoch
1820–
Robert Murdoch
1822–1859
George Murdoch
1824–
Alexander Murdoch
1826–
Margaret Murdoch
1829–
John Murdoch
1831–1906
Nancy Murdoch
1834–
William Murdoch
1838–1928

Sources (1)

  • Jean Murdoch, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muireadhach ‘mariner’, Murchadh ‘sea-warrior’, and Muircheartach ‘sea-ruler’, the first element in each being muir ‘sea’. The personal name was introduced into Yorkshire and Normandy by Norsemen from Ireland as early as the 10th century. The surname in post-Conquest medieval England usually belongs to Norman families.

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

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