Alexander Shirrays

22 April 1758–
Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Shirrays was born on 22 April 1758, in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Shirrays, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Laing, was 28. He married Elspet Broun on 3 September 1765, in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Shirrays
1758–
Elspet Broun
Marriage: 3 September 1765
Laurance Shirrays
1768–
Elizabeth Shirrays
1771–
Elspet Shirrays
1773–
Anne Shirrays
1777–
William Shirrays
1781–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 September 1765
Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Laurance Shirrays

    Male1768–Male

    Elizabeth Shirrays

    Female1771–Female

    Elspet Shirrays

    Female1773–Female

    Anne Shirrays

    Female1777–Female

    William Shirrays

    Male1781–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (6)

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

Age 44

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 57

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 62

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Shirrays in entry for Anne Shirrays, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Shirrays, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Shirrays, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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