Peter Reid

Male11 May 1869–

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Reid was born on 11 May 1869, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Reid, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilkison, was 43. He lived in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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John Reid
Elizabeth Wilkison
John Reid
Elizabeth Reid
James Reid
Andrew Reid
Elisabeth Reid
Thomas Reid
Grace Reid
Peter Reid
William Reid

Sources (3)

  • Peter Reid in household of John Reid, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Peter Reid, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Peter Reid in household of John Reid, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 5

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.


Age 15

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 33

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Reed , of which Reid is the common modern Scots spelling.

History: Samuel Chester Reid (1783–1861), the sea captain who designed the stars and stripes form of the present the American flag, was born at Norwich, CT. His father, Lt. John Reid, a former British naval officer of a distinguished Glasgow family, had resigned his commission and joined the cause of the American Revolution.

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

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