Mary Dunlop

7 September 1862–1933 (Age 70)
Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Dunlop was born on 7 September 1862, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Dunlop and Catherine Fulton. She married John Spiers on 19 July 1882, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1933, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, at the age of 71.

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John Spiers
Mary Dunlop
Marriage: 19 July 1882
John Speirs
Alexander Speirs
Catherine Fulton Speirs
Agnes Petticrew Speirs
Margaret Oliver Speirs
Mary Dunlop Speirs
Duncan McCallum Speirs
James Craig Higgins Speirs

Spouse and Children

19 July 1882
Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Dunlop


    Catherine Fulton




    Agnes Dunlop


    David Dunlop


    Andrew Dunlop



    Catherine Dunlop


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 6

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 12

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 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name a place near Kilmarnock named Dunlop, from Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + possibly lápach ‘muddy’. The traditional pronunciation places the stress on the second syllable, although nowadays it is usually placed on the first.2 Irish: variant of Dunleavy .3 Irish: Scottish surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Lapáin ‘descendant of Lapán’, a byname or from lápán ‘mire’, ‘dirt’ (used figuratively of a poor man) or ‘little paw’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Spiers in household of John Spiers, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Mary Spiers in household of Joan Spiers Jr, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Mary Dunlop, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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