Alexander Dingwall Fordyce

Male7 February 1786–23 February 1852

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Dingwall Fordyce was born on 7 February 1786, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Arthur Dingwall Fordyce and Janet Morison. He married Magdalene Dingwall on 9 September 1813, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 23 February 1852, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fergus, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Alexander Dingwall Fordyce
Magdalene Dingwall
Marriage: 9 September 1813
Arthur Dingwall Fordyce
Alexander Dingwall Fordyce
Elizabeth Dingwall Fordyce
Janet Dingwall Fordyce
William Dingwall Fordyce
Charlotte Dingwall Fordyce
Agnes Dingwall Fordyce
Magdalene Dingwall Fordyce
James Morison Dingwall Fordyce
Mary Arbuthnot Dingwall Fordyce

Sources (20)

  • Alexander Fordyce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Dingwall Fordyce, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alexander Dingwall Fordyce, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1813Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (7)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 16

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 25

    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.


    Age 29

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Dingwall, a place in Ross-shire, probably named from Old Norse thing ‘parliament, assembly’ + vǫllr ‘field’.

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

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