Thomas More

1 January 1777–
Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas More was born on 1 January 1777, his father, James Muir, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ferguson, was 38.

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James Muir
Mary Ferguson
Mary Muir
Margaret Moor
Katherine Muir
Mary Muir
Ann Muir
Thomas More
Peter Moor

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+2 More Children

World Events (7)

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

Age 25

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 34

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.

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Muir .2 Welsh: from mawr ‘big’ ( see Moore ).3 French: nickname for a darkskinned person, from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus) ( see Moore 2).

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

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