George Archibald

23 October 1818–
Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Archibald was born on 23 October 1818, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Archibald, was 42 and his mother, Marjory Robertson, was 47.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Abraham Archibald
Marjory Robertson
Andrew Archibald
Margaret Archibald
Janet Steel Archibald
Isabell Elizabeth Archibald
Alexander Archibald
William Archibald
Christian Archibald
Jane Archibald
George Archibald

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 2

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 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 36

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Bold in work or activity. Gilleasbuig is the Gaelic form of Archibald.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • International Genealogical Index (IGI) - birth and christening of son George

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.