Thomas Greenshields

23 December 1759–23 November 1815
Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Greenshields was christened on 23 December 1759, in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Greenshields, was 27 and his mother, Agnes Brown, was 30. He married Catharine Chapman on 13 January 1788, in Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Greenshields
Catharine Chapman
Marriage: 13 January 1788
William Greenshields
James Greenshields
Thomas Robert Greenshields
Robert Greenshields
Janet Greenshields
John Greenshields
Helen Greenshields

Spouse and Children

13 January 1788
Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
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.

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Greenshields in the parish of Liberton, Lanarkshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Greenshield in entry for John Greenshield, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Thomas Greenshield in entry for John Greenshield, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Thomas Green, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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