James Ford

27 December 1834–3 September 1915 (Age 80)
Millport, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Ford was born on 27 December 1834, in Millport, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Ford, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Wright, was 42. He married Elizabeth Muir on 11 May 1864, in Waikouro, Otago, Otago, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cumbrae, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 3 September 1915, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Ford
1834–1915
Elizabeth Muir
1845–1882
Marriage: 11 May 1864
Janet Muir Ford
1865–1937
Margaret Ford
1867–1956
Robert Muir Ford
1869–1917
Eliza Ford
1872–1882
William Ford
1875–1877
Mary Ford
1878–1955

Spouse and Children

    Male1834–1915Male

    Elizabeth Muir

    Female1845–1882Female

MARRIAGE
11 May 1864
Waikouro, Otago, Otago, New Zealand
children

(6)

    Janet Muir Ford

    Female1865–1937Female

    Margaret Ford

    Female1867–1956Female

    Robert Muir Ford

    Male1869–1917Male

    Eliza Ford

    Female1872–1882Female

    William Ford

    Male1875–1877Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1837

Age 3

George Grey explores Western Australia.
1843

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Ford, "Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989"
  • James Ford in household of Margaret Ford, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • James Ford in entry for Margaret Ford, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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