Jean Gillespie

25 May 1783–before 1883 (Age 99)
Muiravonside House, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jean

When Jean Gillespie was born on 25 May 1783, in Muiravonside House, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Gillespie, was 28 and her mother, Christian Macdonald, was 28. She died before 1883, at the age of 98.

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William Gillespie
Christian Macdonald
Margaret Christian Gillespie
William Gillespie
Mary Gillespie
James Gillespie
Jean Gillespie
William Gillespie
Agnes Gillespie
Christian Gilespie
Peter Gillespie
John Gillespie
Jean Gillespie

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World Events (7)

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

Age 19

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 28

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 32

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

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