John Reid

1827–14 February 1888 (Age 61)
Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Reid was born in 1827, in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Reid, was 28 and his mother, Marion Fairholm, was 31. He married Alison Crookston on 31 December 1845, in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ormiston, Haddingtonshire, Scotland in 1861 and West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. In 1861, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as coal miner in Ormiston and Pathhead, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 14 February 1888, in Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 61.

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John Reid
Alison Crookston
Marriage: 31 December 1845
James Reid
Robert Reid
Jane Reid

Spouse and Children

31 December 1845
Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

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.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 20

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Reid in household of James Reid, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • John Reid, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • John Reid, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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