Duncan Baxter

Brief Life History of Duncan

When Duncan Baxter was born on 31 May 1832, his father, Duncan Baxter, was 38 and his mother, Mary Gillies, was 36. He lived in Inverchaolain, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 9 years.

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Duncan Baxter
Mary Gillies
Maney Baxter
Janet Baxter
Margaret Baxter
Margaret Baxter
Mary Baxter
John Baxter
Duncan Baxter
Archibald Baxter
Hector Baxter

Sources (2)

  • Duncan Baxter in household of Duncan Baxter, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Duncan Baxter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English baxter ‘baker’ (from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, earlier ‘female baker’, the feminine equivalent of bæcere). Compare Baker .

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

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