Thomas Jack

14 February 1796–22 August 1870 (Age 74)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Jack was born on 14 February 1796, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Jack, was 31 and his mother, Margaret McGilp, was 30. He married Mary Patterson on 11 February 1816, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 22 August 1870, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jack
Mary Bryce
Marriage: July 1832
Agnes Jack
Margaret Jack
Findlay Jack
Alexander Jack
William Jack

Spouse and Children


    Mary Bryce


July 1832
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland


    Agnes Jack


    Findlay Jack


    Alexander Jack


    William Jack


    Margaret Jack


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World Events (8)

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

Age 6

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 19

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 21

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James . As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish.2 English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John .3 German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob .

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

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Thomas Jack & Mary Patterson

THOMAS JACK (1796 - 1870) MARY PATTERSON (ABT 1793 - 1827) Thomas Jack, son of Margaret McGilp and Robert Jack, born Feb. 14, 1796 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland and his brother, Robert, moved from …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Jack in entry for Thomas Jack and Maryanne Dunlop, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Thomas in entry for William Jack, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Thomas Jack in entry for William Jack, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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