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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James Steel
Janet Johnston
Andrew Steel
Agnes Steel
Jane Steel
John Steel
Nicholas Steel
Robert Steel
Margaret Steel
Janet Steel
James Steele Sr

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.


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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