Violet Wardrop

Brief Life History of Violet

When Violet Wardrop was born on 14 May 1873, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, Robert Wardrop, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Hamilton, was 28. She married John Heeps on 26 January 1894, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 17 June 1921, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 48.

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John Heeps
Violet Wardrop
Marriage: 26 January 1894
James Hamilton Heeps
Maggie Hamilton Heeps
Robert Wardrop Heeps
Isabella Heeps
John Heeps
Alexander Hamilton Heeps
Robert Heeps

Sources (4)

  • Violet Wardrop, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Violet Wardrop, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Violet Heaps in household of John Heaps, "Scotland Census, 1901"

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

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.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): metonymic occupational name for an official of the wardrobe, in medieval usage the department of a royal or noble household responsible for clothing, armor, bedding, and other personal items (i.e. for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household), from Norman French warderobe, central French garderobe (warder, garder ‘to watch over, guard’ + robe ‘garment’).

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

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