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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Family Time Line

Thomas Pentland
1717–
Marion Hood
1716–1772
Katharine Pentland
1739–
Helen Pentland
1746–
Elspeth Pentland
1740–
Marion Pentland
1741–
James Pentland
1742–
John Pentland
1743–
David Pentland
1744–
John Pentland
1748–
William Pentland
1752–
William Pentland
1752–
Alexander Pentland
1754–
David Pentland
1756–

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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.
1815

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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