William Little

11 August 1755–17 May 1831 (Age 75)
Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Little was born on 11 August 1755, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Liddle, was 20 and his mother, Agnes Corrie, was 18. He married Mary Anderson on 25 October 1779, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 May 1831, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Little
Mary Anderson
Marriage: 25 October 1779
Henry Little
Michael Little
James Little
Fanny Little
Robert little

Spouse and Children


    Mary Anderson


25 October 1779
St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Henry Little



    Fanny Little


    Michael Little


    Robert little


Parents and Siblings

    George Liddle


    Agnes Corrie





    John Liddell


    Janet Liddel


    James Little


    George Liddell


World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 47

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 56

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 58

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Liddle, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Mary Anderson & William Little - Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910 - MyHeritage

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