William Robertson

29 March 1747–
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Robertson was born on 29 March 1747, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Janet Wallace about 1769, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Robertson
1747–
Janet Wallace
1748–
Marriage: about 1769
William Robertson
1772–
Janet Robertson
1772–
John Robertson
1774–
David Robertson
1776–
James Robertson
1777–
Margaret Robertson
1779–
David Robertson
1781–
Catharine Robertson
1783–
Adam Robertson
1785–
Edward Robertson
1787–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1769
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    William Robertson

    Male1772–Male

    Female1772–Female

    John Robertson

    Male1774–Male

    David Robertson

    Male1776–Male

    James Robertson

    Male1777–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (5)

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

Age 55

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 64

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

Age 68

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 northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

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