Robert McLean


Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert McLean was born in 1852, in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John William McLean, was 27 and his mother, Marion Geddes Lindsay, was 27. He lived in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in 1875, at the age of 23.

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John William McLean
Marion Geddes Lindsay
James McLean
Elizabeth Geddes McLean
Robert McLean
Joseph Booth McLean
Nephi Lindsay McLean
John Dalziel McLean
William Lindsay McLean
Baby McLean

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  • Robert Mclean in household of John Mclean, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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World Events (4)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 2

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 5

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

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 16

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eáin, ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) John’. Compare Irish McAloon and McGlone .

History: This is the name of a major Scottish clan traditionally associated with the island of Mull, which claims descent from Gille Eáin na Tuaidh (‘Gillean of the Battleaxe’), who lived in the 13th century.

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

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