John Dunsire

22 May 1789–
Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Dunsire was born on 22 May 1789, in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Dunsyre, was 20 and his mother, Christian Buchan, was 21.

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John Dunsyre
Christian Buchan
John Dunsire
Janet Jean Dunsyre
Barbara Dunsyre
Johanna Dunsyre
Mary Dunsire
Isobel Dunsyre
Christian Dunsyre
Peter Dunsire
Thomas Dunsire
Agnes Dunsyre

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 13
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 26
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""
Age 31
The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

Scottish: locative name from Dunsyre (Lanarks).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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