Jean Laing

Femaleabout 1705–

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean Laing was born about 1705, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Laing, was 31 and her mother, Janet Young, was 32. She married David Cleland on 2 April 1726, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

David Cleland
about 1705–1802
Jean Laing
about 1705–
Marriage: 2 April 1726
Jennet Cleeland
John Cleland
Robert Cleeland
about 1740–1742
Robert Cleeland
1730–about 1740
James Cleeland
Alexander Cleeland
William Cleeland
Robert Cleland

Sources (7)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Jean Laing - Government record: birth-name: Jean Laing
  • Jean Laing in entry for Robert Cleeland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Laing in entry for Alexander Cleeland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1726Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (2)

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

    Age 97

    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 110

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Lang .

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

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