John Pentland

13 September 1743–
Gilmerton, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Pentland was born on 13 September 1743, in Gilmerton, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Thomas Pentland, was 26 and his mother, Marion Hood, was 27.

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Thomas Pentland
Marion Hood
Katharine Pentland
Helen Pentland
Elspeth Pentland
Marion Pentland
James Pentland
John Pentland
David Pentland
John Pentland
William Pentland
William Pentland
Alexander Pentland
David Pentland

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World Events (5)

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

Age 59

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 68

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 72

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Edinburgh, of uncertain etymology, perhaps from Middle English pent ‘enclosed’ + land ‘land’.

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

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  • John Pentland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Pentland, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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