Shepherd Hunter

Brief Life History of Shepherd

When Shepherd Hunter was born on 4 April 1863, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Hunter, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Campbell, was 35. She married Thomas Gray Izatt Napier on 9 May 1884, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died in 1949, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 86.

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Thomas Gray Izatt Napier
Shepherd Hunter
Marriage: 9 May 1884
Margaret Campbell Napier
Janet Izatt Napier
Agnes Napier
Jathan Hunter Napier
Henry Hunter Napier
Alice Younger Napier
Thomasina Izatt Napier

Sources (42)

  • Shepherd Hunter in household of Henry Hunter, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Shepherd Hunter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Shepherd Hunter, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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 and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

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

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