James Angus

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When James Angus was born on 9 January 1816, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Angus Jr., was 44 and his mother, Amelia Or Emily Brough, was 39.

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George Angus Jr.
Amelia Or Emily Brough
John Alexander Angus
Mary Angus
Elspet Angus
James Angus

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    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.


    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: habitational name from the county and earldom of Angus in Scotland, or from the Gaelic personal name Aonghus, said to be composed of Celtic aon ‘one’ + gus ‘choice’. This was borne by an early Celtic deity and prominent mythological figure, and a famous 8th-century Pictish king.

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