Robert Allan

10 March 1785–
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Allan was born on 10 March 1785, his father, William Allan, was 44 and his mother, Mary or marion Sharp, was 44.

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Family Time Line

William Allan
1741–
Mary or marion Sharp
1740–
John Allan
1763–
William Allan
1780–
James Allan
1765–
Mary Allan
1766–
Robert Allan
1768–1770
Janet Allan
1768–
Elizabeth Allan
1771–
Christian Allan
1780–
James Allan
1783–
Robert Allan
1785–

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 17
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.
1815
Age 30
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
Age 32
Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Allen . This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllan ( see McAllen ).

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

Possible Related Names

Allen
McAllen

Sources (1)

  • Robert Allan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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