George Frew

about 1744–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Frew was born about 1744, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Christian Paterson on 15 February 1764, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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George Frew
1744–
Christian Paterson
1747–
Marriage: 15 February 1764
Elizabeth Frew
1765–
Alexander Frew
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1764
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 58

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 67

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 71

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the Fords of Frew, a fortified site on the Forth river, probably so called from a British element frwd ‘current’, ‘stream’. This place was the lowest crossing point on the river Forth, and so an important strategic location in the Middle Ages.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Frew in entry for Alexander Frew, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • George Frew, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • George Frew in entry for Betty Frew, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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