William Mackrell

Brief Life History of William

William Mackrell was born in 1852, in Ireland. He married Jane Abernathy on 19 September 1871, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901.

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William Mackrell
Jane Abernathy
Marriage: 19 September 1871
Annie Mackrell
Jane Mackerell
Mary Elizabeth Mackrel
Sarah Mackrell
Edith Mackrell
Alice Mackrell
Maria Mackrell
Charlotte Mackrel
William G Mackrell
Robert Mackrell
Margaret Mackrell
Christina Mackrell
James Henry Mackrell

Sources (5)

  • William Mackrell, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Mackrel in entry for Annie Mackrel, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Mackrell, "Scotland Census, 1891"

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.


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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French makerel, maquerel ‘mackerel’ (the sea fish).

English: perhaps a nickname from Old French maquerel ‘brothel-keeper, broker, pimp’ but this is less likely than 1.

Irish and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic MacFhearghail (compare Farrell ). The name may have been confused with Norman use of the name in 1 above.

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

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