Alexander Brown Sillers

Male20 March 1870–

Brief Life History of Alexander Brown

When Alexander Brown Sillers was born on 20 March 1870, his father, James Brown Sillers, was 21 and his mother, Isabella Bowes, was 21. He lived in Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Alexander Brown Sillers
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  • Alexr B Sillars in household of James B Sillars, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Alexander Brown Sillers, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Sillers in household of James B Sillers, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 4

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 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 32

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 (Bute): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Airgid ‘son of the Silver’, perhaps originally a nickname for a silversmith.

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

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