John Bruce

1712–
Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bruce was born in 1712, in Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Bruce, was 48 and his mother, Issobell Allan, was 42.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
1664–1725
Issobell Allan
1670–
George Bruce
1695–
Margaret Bruce
1696–
Isabell Bruce
1698–
John Bruce
1701–1711
Elspet Bruce
1704–
Helen Bruce
1707–
John Bruce
1712–
Janet Bruce
1714–
Margaret Bruce
1716–

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World Events (3)

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

Age 90

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 99

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 103

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

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  • John Bruce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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