Jean Colquhoun

Female11 February 1827–8 February 1905

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean Colquhoun was born on 11 February 1827, in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Colquhoun, was 47 and her mother, Janet Maclean, was 43. She married John Mclean in 1852, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 8 February 1905, in Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Mclean
Jean Colquhoun
Marriage: 1852
Jessie Ann McLean
Jean McLean
Isabella Stuart McLean
John Duncan McLean
Mary Elizabeth McLean
Malcolm McLean
Robina McLean
Samuel Alexander McLean

Sources (8)

  • Jane Mclean in household of John Mclean, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jane Colquhoun McLean, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jean Colanboun in entry for Robina Yule, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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  • Marriage
    1852Ontario, Canada
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

    Age 5

    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 27

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scottish Alastair.

    Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Colquhoun in Dumbartonshire. The name appears to derive from Gaelic còil, cùil ‘nook, corner’, or coill(e) ‘wood’ + cumhann ‘narrow’. The usual Scottish pronunciation is ka-hoon. This is the name of a Scottish family descended from Umfridus de Kilpatrick, who acquired lands in the barony of Colquhoun during the reign of Alexander II (1214–49).

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

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