James Little

2 April 1785–31 December 1859 (Age 74)
Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Little was born on 2 April 1785, in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, his father, William Little, was 29 and his mother, Mary Anderson, was 25. He married Helen Burton in 1806, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 31 December 1859, in Kirkpatrick, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, at the age of 74, and was buried in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Little
1785–1859
Helen Burton
1789–1839
Marriage: 1806
Henry Little
1806–1885
William Little
1808–
Helen Little
1809–
Mary Little
1811–1858
William Little
1814–
Margaret Little
1816–
Janet Little
1821–
James Little
1827–1900

Spouse and Children

    Male1785–1859Male

    Helen Burton

    Female1789–1839Female

MARRIAGE
1806
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Henry Little

    Male1806–1885Male

    William Little

    Male1808–Male

    Helen Little

    Female1809–Female

    Mary Little

    Female1811–1858Female

    William Little

    Male1814–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1755–1831Male

    Mary Anderson

    Female1760–1830Female

siblings

(5)

    Henry Little

    Male1784–Male

    Male1785–1859Male

    Fanny Little

    Female1786–1833Female

    Michael Little

    Male1788–1856Male

    Robert little

    Male1797–Male

World Events (7)

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

Age 17

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 26

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.
1815

Age 30

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Little, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • James Little, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • James Little, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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