John William Stephen

28 February 1868–14 November 1953 (Age 85)
Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John William

When John William Stephen was born on 28 February 1868, in Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Stephen, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Davidson, was 24. He had at least 1 son with Jemima Hampton. He lived in Benholm, Kincardineshire, Scotland for about 20 years. He died on 14 November 1953, in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

John William Stephen
Jemima Hampton
Alexander Grieve Hampton Stephen

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    John Stephen


    Mary Ann Davidson




    James Davidson Stephen


    Joseph Stephen



    Mary Ann Stephen


    David Stephen


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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 6

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 28

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

Greek: From a Greek word signifying a crown or garland. Steaphan is a Gaelic form of Stephen. Stefne is an Anglo-Norman form of Stephen. Stephana is an English female name from Stephen. Tenard is an Anglo-Norman form of Stephen.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John William Steven in household of John Steven, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • John W Stephen in household of Mary Stephen, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • John Stephen in household of John Stephen, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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