James Brownlee

15 July 1771–
Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Brownlee was born on 15 July 1771, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Brownlee, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Dingwell, was 30. He married Janet B Wilson on 27 November 1791, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1771.

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Family Time Line

James Brownlee
Janet B Wilson
Marriage: 27 November 1791
Isobel Brownlee
Margaret Brownlie
Wilhelmina Aminea Thomson Brownlie
Robina Brownlee
James Brownlie

Spouse and Children

27 November 1791
Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Parents and Siblings

    William Brownlee


    Margaret Dingwell




    Merrion Brownlee


    John Brownlee



    Cicilla Brownlee


    William Brownlee


+4 More Children

World Events (6)

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

Age 31

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 44

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 61

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Brownlee in Lanarkshire or Brownley in Warwickshire, both named with Old English brūn ‘brown’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Brownlee in entry for Robina Brownlee, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Brownlie in entry for James Brownlie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Brownlie in entry for Isobell Brownlie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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