Jemima Neilson Archibald

Brief Life History of Jemima Neilson

When Jemima Neilson Archibald was born on 3 May 1869, in Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Reid Archibald, was 38 and her mother, Marion Adam Wilson, was 35. She married John Matheson on 12 March 1897, in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1946, in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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John Matheson
Jemima Neilson Archibald
Marriage: 12 March 1897
John Mathieson
Thomas Mathieson

Sources (5)

  • Jammy Archibald in household of Thomas Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Jemima Neilson Archibald, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jemima Neilson Archibald - Government record: death: 1946; Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

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.


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 English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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