William Harvey

15 July 1825–1 May 1891 (Age 65)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Harvey was born on 15 July 1825, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Harvey, was 34 and his mother, Ann MacDonald, was 31. He married Janet Naismith in 1847, in Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 1 May 1891, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

William Harvey
1825–1891
Janet Naismith
1829–1864
Marriage: 1847
Janet Harvey
1846–
John Harvey
1848–
William Harvey Or Harvie
1851–
Francis Harvey
1853–1855
Thomas Harvey
1859–1917

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1847
Stormont, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830

Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 7

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1843

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Story Highlight

THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF JOHN HARVEY OF LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND BY Margaret R. Whitman

About the year 1818, there lived by the seashore of Glasgow, Scotland, a humble family, whose sire was Robert Harvey. The mother was Ann McDonald Harvey, and they have five sons: John, Robert, Frank, …

Sources (3)

  • William Harvey in entry for William Harvey and Mary Ann Wilson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Harvey, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • William Harvey in entry for Francis Harvey, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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