Robert King

28 October 1716–
Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert King was born on 28 October 1716, in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William King, was 26 and his mother, Katherine Rowand, was 23. He married Margaret Duncan on 30 November 1748, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Robert King
1716–
Margaret Duncan
1724–
Marriage: 30 November 1748
Margaret King
1749–
Isobel King
1751–
William King
1754–
Janet King
1757–
Robert King
1760–
Sarah King
1763–
John King
1766–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 November 1748
Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

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

Age 86

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 95

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 99

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Robert King in entry for William King, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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