Charles Craig

23 August 1748–
Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

When Charles Craig was born on 23 August 1748, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Craig, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 39.

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Andrew Craig
1711–
Elizabeth Walker
1709–1743
William Craig
1747–
Mary CRAIG
1750–
Charles Craig
1748–

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World Events (5)

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

Age 54

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 63

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.
1815

Age 67

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

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