Isabella Cairns

29 October 1856–27 July 1928 (Age 71)
Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Cairns was born on 29 October 1856, in Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Cairns, was 45 and her mother, Janet Bell, was 43. She married Andrew Taylor on 25 August 1878, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 27 July 1928, in Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Andrew Taylor
Isabella Cairns
Marriage: 25 August 1878
Mary Taylor
Isabella Bell Taylor
Alfred Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Annie Taylor
Elizabeth Ord Taylor

Spouse and Children

    Andrew Taylor



25 August 1878
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Taylor


    Isabella Bell Taylor


    Alfred Taylor


    Sarah Taylor


    Annie Taylor


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Cairns


    Janet Bell




    Robert Cairns


    Robert Cairns


    Andrew Cairns


    James Cairns


    Margaret Cairns


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 1

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 12

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.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 22

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from Gaelic carn ‘cairn’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Isabella in entry for Isabella Bell Taylor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Isabella Cairns, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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