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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Alexander Shirrays
Elspet Broun
Marriage: 3 September 1765
Laurance Shirrays
Elizabeth Shirrays
Elspet Shirrays
Anne Shirrays
William Shirrays

Spouse and Children

3 September 1765
Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Laurance Shirrays


    Elizabeth Shirrays


    Elspet Shirrays


    Anne Shirrays


    William Shirrays


Parents and Siblings



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.

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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