Nicholas Steel

Female30 June 1797–about 1871

Brief Life History of Nicholas

When Nicholas Steel was born on 30 June 1797, in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, her father, James Steel, was 36 and her mother, Janet Johnston, was 33. She lived in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died about 1871, in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Steel
1760–1841
Janet Johnston
1765–1826
Andrew Steel
1790–
Agnes Steel
1792–1859
Jane Steel
1795–
John Steel
1795–1867
Nicholas Steel
1797–1871
Robert Steel
1799–1880
Margaret Steel
1801–
Janet Steel
1803–
James Steele Sr
1805–1886

Sources (4)

  • Nicolas Steel, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Nicholas Steel, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Nicholas Steel, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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World Events (8)

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

Age 5

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.

1815

Age 18

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

1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 20

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Steele .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Stahl and Swedish Ståhl or Stål, all meaning ‘steel’.

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

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