Agnes Pollock

11 August 1727–
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Pollock was born on 11 August 1727, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Arthour Pollock, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. Arthur Pollock, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Arthour Pollock
1701–
Mrs. Arthur Pollock
1705–
Agnes Pollock
1727–
John Pollock
1730–
Elizabeth Pollock
1733–
John Pollock
1738–1808
Jean Pollock
1743–

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World Events (4)

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

Age 75

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.
1815

Age 88

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 93

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Glasgow, apparently so named from a diminutive of a British cognate of Gaelic poll ‘pool’, ‘pit’. The surname is also common in northeastern Ulster.2 German: ethnic name for someone from Poland.3 Americanized form of Jewish Polak .

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

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  • Agnes Pollock, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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