David Friskin Lennie

9 September 1883–14 October 1953 (Age 70)
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David Friskin

When David Friskin Lennie was born on 9 September 1883, in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Lennie, was 43 and his mother, Grace Elisabeth Mary Frisken, was 43. He married Margaret Groundwater on 16 February 1922, in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. In 1911, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as working on farm in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 14 October 1953, in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

David Friskin Lennie
Margaret Groundwater
Marriage: 16 February 1922
Margaret J L Lennie

Spouse and Children

16 February 1922
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland


    Margaret J L Lennie


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Lennie


    Grace Elisabeth Mary Frisken




    Mary Lennie


    Isabella Barkley Lennie


    Eleanor Linnie


    Jane Linnie


    Thomas Lennie


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 2

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 19

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name from Lenzie near Kirkintilloch (formerly pronounced ‘Lenyie’), or from Leny in the parish of Callander in Perthshire. The latter is named in Gaelic with lánaigh ‘damp meadow’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

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