John Dryburgh

Brief Life History of John

When John Dryburgh was born on 3 December 1827, his father, John Dryburgh, was 41 and his mother, Jean Haxton, was 38. He married Martha Stewart on 3 December 1875, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 13 May 1910, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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John Dryburgh
Martha Stewart
Marriage: 3 December 1875

Sources (13)

  • John Dryburgh in household of Jean Dryburgh, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • John Dryburgh, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Dryburgh and Martha Stewart 1875 Scotland Marriage Certificate

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Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

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

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

Scottish (Fife): habitational name from Dryburgh in Merton (Berwickshire).

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

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