David Gillon

25 April 1817–5 December 1877 (Age 60)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Gillon was born on 25 April 1817, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Gilloan, was 41 and his mother, Katharin (Catharine) Drysdale, was 44. He married Isabella Leslie Malcolm on 1 March 1848, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 December 1877, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

David Gillon
Isabella Leslie Malcolm
Marriage: 1 March 1848
David Malcolm Gillon
William Frances Gillon
Alexander Drysdale Gillon

Spouse and Children


    Isabella Leslie Malcolm


1 March 1848
Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    David Malcolm Gillon



    Alexander Drysdale Gillon


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Gilloan


    Katharin (Catharine) Drysdale




    Margaret Gillon


    Ann Gillon


    John Gillon


    Alexander Gillon


    Robert Gillon


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World Events (8)

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 3

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 21

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Giles 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Gillon in entry for William Frances Douglas, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"
  • David Gillon in entry for Andrew Monro Ross and William Frances Gillon, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"
  • David Gillon in entry for William Frances Gillon, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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