James Low

from January 1841 to December 1841–16 April 1861 (Age 20)
Doune, Perthshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Low was born from January 1841 to December 1841, in Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, William Low, was 20 and his mother, Christina Sinclair, was 20. He lived in Tradeston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 16 April 1861, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 20.

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William Low
Christina Sinclair
James Low
Elizabeth Low
William Low
Daniel Low
Annie Low
William Low
Elizabeth Low

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    Elizabeth Low


    William Low




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World Events (5)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 2

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 6

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

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw ( see Law 2).2 Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).3 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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  • James Low in household of William Low, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • 1861 William Low Scotland Census Transcription from Find My Past
  • James Low death registration

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