David Ballentine

Male4 October 1774–

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When David Ballentine was born on 4 October 1774, his father, John Ballentine, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Somerville, was 33.

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John Ballentine
Margaret Somerville
Jean Ballentine
John Ballentine
James Ballentine
David Ballentine
Margaret Ballentine

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    World Events (7)

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

    Age 28

    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 37

    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.


    Age 41

    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, probably from the lands of Bellenden, now Bellendean, on Ale Water west of Roberton in Roxburghshire. John Ballantyne, archdeacon of Moray 1533–38, was also recorded as John Ballentyne or Bellenden. It has been suggested that the placename is from Gaelic baile an deadhain ‘the dean's farm’, which leaves open the possibility of more than one geographical origin (there is also a place called Bellenden in Selkirk); the surname is persistently associated with Falkirk and Edinburgh as well as Roxburghshire. The origin of the variation between -d- and -t-, if genuine, is unknown.

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

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