John Renfrew

20 September 1692–
Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Renfrew was born on 20 September 1692, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, his father, Alexander Renfrew, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Stewart, was 23. He married Elizabeth Henderson on 18 July 1719, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1692.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Renfrew
Elizabeth Henderson
Marriage: 18 July 1719
Ann Renfrew
Thomas Renfrew
Janet Renfrew

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Henderson


18 July 1719
Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Ann Renfrew


    Thomas Renfrew


    Janet Renfrew


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (2)

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

Age 110

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 119

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Renfrew near Glasgow, named with a British term cognate with Welsh rhyn frwd ‘point of current’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Renfrew, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Renfrew in entry for Janet Renfrew, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Marriage Record in OPR's of Abbey, Paisley; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSH8-Q329

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.