Thomas Gordon Wilson

28 May 1849–1902 (Age 52)
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Gordon

When Thomas Gordon Wilson was born on 28 May 1849, in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Wilson, was 20 and his mother, Christian Gordon, was 20. He married Ann Archibald on 20 March 1868, in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Inveresk, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1849 and Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in 1902, in Merewether, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 53, and was buried in Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gordon Wilson
Ann Archibald
Marriage: 20 March 1868
Richard Wilson
Andrew Archibald Wilson
Archibald Penman Wilson
Christina Gordon Wilson

Spouse and Children

20 March 1868
Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings




    Adam MacGill Wilson



    Janet Wilson


    Adam Robertson Wilson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 5

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 8

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

Age 18

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Wilson in household of Richard Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Wilson in household of Richard Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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