George Frew

Maleabout 1744–

Brief Life History 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
Christian Paterson
Marriage: 15 February 1764
Elizabeth Frew
Alexander Frew

Sources (3)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1764Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    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.


    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 (Kincardine, Perthshire), a fortified site on the River Forth, 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.

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