James Nimmo

Brief Life History of James

When James Nimmo was born about 1750, in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Nimmo, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Gibson, was 22. He married Isabel Crombie on 23 May 1773, in Felton, Northumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1787, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as cooper in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Nimmo
1750–
Isabel Crombie
1751–
Marriage: 23 May 1773
John Nimmo
1774–
Archibald Nimmo
1779–
Hannah Nimmo
1782–
Elizabeth Nimmo
1784–
Robert Nimmo
1787–1856
James Nimmo
1787–

Sources (24)

  • James Nimmo, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Nimmo, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Jas Nimms in entry for Archbaild Nimms, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1811 · The Tron Riot

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Name Meaning

Scottish: possibly a nickname from Scottish Gaelic nèamhach ‘angel’

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

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