John MacAulay

Brief Life History of John

John MacAulay was born in 1767, in North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of John Macaulay and Rachael MacQueen. He married Christina MacLean in 1796, in Balemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 6 November 1855, in Carinish, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.

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John MacAulay
Christina MacLean
Marriage: 1796
John MacAulay
Rachel MacAulay
John MacAulay
John MacAulay
Mary MacAulay
Flora MacAulay
Margaret MacAulay
Christina MacAulay
Angus MacAulay
Marion MacAulay
Catherine Macaulay
Christy MacAulay
Angus MacAulay

Sources (2)

  • 1851 Scotland Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: John MacAulay - death: 6 November 1855; North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland

World Events (6)

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

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

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.

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

Scottish (mainly Ross and Cromarty and Inverness):

from Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ‘son of Amhalghadh’, an Old Gaelic personal name of unexplained etymology. Compare the Irish form McAuley , also Manx Kewley , Cowley , and Callow .

from Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh ‘son of Amhlao(i)bh’, Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Óláfr (see Olafsen ). Compare McAuliffe .

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

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