John Edward

15 April 1785–8 February 1865 (Age 79)
Kettle, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Edward was born on 15 April 1785, in Kettle, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Edward, was 32 and his mother, Mary Condy, was 28. He married Margaret Mitchell on 4 November 1810. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 February 1865, at the age of 79.

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John Edward
Margaret Mitchell
Marriage: 4 November 1810
John Edward
Charles Edward
Thomas Edward
Jane Edward
Annie Edward
Ester Imray Edward
Margaret Edward

Spouse and Children

4 November 1810
Saint Nicholas,Aberdeen,Aberdeen,Scotland


+2 More Children

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    Mary Condy




World Events (7)

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.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 26

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.

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edward, Old English Ēadward, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + w(e)ard ‘guard’. The English personal name also became popular on the Continent as a result of the fame of the two canonized kings of England, Edward the Martyr ( 962–79 ) and Edward the Confessor ( 1004–66 ). They certainly contributed largely to its great popularity in England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Edward in entry for Ester Imray Edward, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Edward, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • 1851 Scotland Census

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