William Gibson

9 January 1783–
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Gibson was christened on 9 January 1783, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Gibson, was 41 and his mother, Mary Gibson, was 45.

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Family Time Line

Robert Gibson
1741–
Mary Gibson
1738–
Agnes Gibson
1763–
Elisabeth Gibson
1767–
Elisabeth Gibson
1770–
James Gibson
1772–
Marion Gibson
1776–
Anaple Gibson
1780–
William Gibson
1783–

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Gibson

    Male1741–Male

    Female1738–Female

siblings

(7)

    Agnes Gibson

    Female1763–Female

    Elisabeth Gibson

    Female1767–Female

    Elisabeth Gibson

    Female1770–Female

    James Gibson

    Male1772–Male

    Marion Gibson

    Female1776–Female

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World Events (8)

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

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

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

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Gibson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Gibson - Church record: Birth record or certificate

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