James Irvine Jolly

11 June 1861–13 March 1943 (Age 81)
Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Irvine

When James Irvine Jolly was born on 11 June 1861, in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Jolly, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Forest Irvine, was 30. He died on 13 March 1943, in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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James Irvine Jolly
Margaret Ann Morrison

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    David Jolly


    Margaret Forest Irvine




    William Irvine Jolly


    Unknown Jolly


    David Forrest Jolly


    James Irvine Jolly


    Agnes JOLLY


World Events (8)

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

Age 7

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 13

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 23

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: nickname for someone of a cheerful or attractive disposition, from Middle English, Old French joli(f) ‘merry’, ‘happy’.

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

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  • James Irvine Jolly, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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