William Dalrymple

1736–1816 (Age 80)
New Luce, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Dalrymple was born in 1736, in New Luce, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Dalrymple, was 35 and his mother, Marion Johnston, was 34. He married Agnes Mcclellan on 9 December 1773. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 4 November 1816, at the age of 80.

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William Dalrymple
Agnes Mcclellan
Marriage: 9 December 1773
John Dalrymple

Spouse and Children

9 December 1773


Parents and Siblings

    William Dalrymple


    Marion Johnston




    Elizabeth Dalrymple



    Agnes Dalrymple


    Margaret Dalrymple


    Archibald Dalrymple


+2 More Children

World Events (2)

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

Age 66

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 79

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Ayrshire, named with Gaelic dail ‘field’, ‘meadow’ + an unexplained second element.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Dalrymple, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Dalrymple, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • William Dalrymple, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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