James Roy

6 January 1833–
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Roy was born on 6 January 1833, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Roy, was 30 and his mother, Anne Ferguson, was 26. He lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

James Roy
1803–
Anne Ferguson
1807–
Isabella Roy
1829–1893
James Roy
1833–
George Roy
1833–
Janet Roy
1837–
Agnes Roy
1840–
John Roy
1843–
Anne Roy
1845–
David Roy
1849–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1803–Male

    Anne Ferguson

    Female1807–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 5

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.
1843

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 35

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.2 English (of Norman origin): variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.3 French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Roy in household of James Roy, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • James Roy in household of James Roy, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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