John Renfrew

Brief Life History 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 24. 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.

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

Sources (9)

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

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

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

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 (Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire): habitational name from Renfrew (Renfrewshire), named with a British term cognate with Welsh rhynfrwd ‘point of current’.

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

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