John Philip

15 November 1759–
St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Philip was born on 15 November 1759, in St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland, his father, James Philip, was 28 and his mother, Barbara Spence, was 28. He married Isabel Towns on 10 November 1809, in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John Philip
1759–
Isabel Towns
Marriage: 10 November 1809

Spouse and Children

    Male1759–Male

    Isabel Towns

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
10 November 1809
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

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World Events (6)

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

Age 43

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 56

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 61

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Dutch, English, South Indian, etc.: from the Greek name Philippos (from philein ‘to love’ + hippos ‘horse’). In the New Testament this name is borne by one of the apostles; it was also borne by various other early Christian saints. It owes part of its popularity to the medieval romances about Alexander the Great , whose father was Philip of Macedon. As a Highland Scottish surname, it represents an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhilib ‘son of Philip’. In North America, this surname has absorbed some cases of cognate names in other languages (e.g. French Philippe, Greek Philippos, Italian Filippi, Spanish Felipe, Catalan Felip, and their derivatives). As a Jewish name, it represents a borrowing of the personal name from Christians. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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  • John Philip, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Philip, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Philip, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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