James Finlay Stevenson

Male20 April 1863–15 January 1932

Brief Life History of James Finlay

When James Finlay Stevenson was born on 20 April 1863, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Stevenson, was 21 and his mother, Susan Docherty, was 18. He married Sophy Maria Christina Ebner on 11 May 1886, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 15 January 1932, in Ghana, at the age of 68, and was buried in Southport General Cemetery, Southport, Queensland, Australia.

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James Finlay Stevenson
Sophy Maria Christina Ebner
Marriage: 11 May 1886
William James Stevenson
Louisa Mary Christina Stevenson
James Stewart Stevenson
Thomas George Stevenson
Mary Stevenson
George Alexander Stevenson
Sophie Susanah Stevenson
Ernest Clifford Finlay Stevenson

Sources (5)

  • James Finlay Stevenson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • JAMES FINLAY STEVENSON, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Stephenson in entry for William James Stephenson, "Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1886Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    End of transportation to Western Australia.

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

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 21

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Steven, Stephen (see Steven ) + -son. This surname is also very common in northern Ireland (especially Antrim and Down), where it has been interchangeable with Steenson and Stinson . In North America, this surname has also absorbed various European cognates, such as Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen ; see also Stevens .

    Scottish: variant of Stevenston, a habitational name from Stevenston (Ayrshire), Stevenson in Newlands (Peeblesshire), or Stevenson in Haddington (East Lothian). The placename in each case derives from the personal name Steven + Older Scots toun ‘farmstead, settlement’.

    English: habitational name from Stevenstone (Devon), meaning ‘Stephen's farmstead’.

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

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