James Dunlop

18 September 1803–
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Dunlop was born on 18 September 1803, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Dunlop, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Harper, was 31.

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Andrew Dunlop
1768–
Margaret Harper
1771–
Mary Dunlop
1787–
John Dunlop
1790–1879
Isabell Dunlop
1791–
Marion Dunlop
1797–
Margaret Dunlop
1799–
David Dunlop
1802–
James Dunlop
1803–
Andrew Dunlop
1806–1860

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Dunlop

    Male1768–Male

    Female1771–Female

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 8

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.
1815

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name a place near Kilmarnock named Dunlop, from Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + possibly lápach ‘muddy’. The traditional pronunciation places the stress on the second syllable, although nowadays it is usually placed on the first.2 Irish: variant of Dunleavy .3 Irish: Scottish surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Lapáin ‘descendant of Lapán’, a byname or from lápán ‘mire’, ‘dirt’ (used figuratively of a poor man) or ‘little paw’.

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

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