James Flett

1734–
Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Flett was born in 1734, in Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, his father, Alexander Flett, was 32 and his mother, Anna McKenzie, was 30. He married Margaret Jappy on 22 August 1755, in Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

Photos & Memories (4)

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Family Time Line

James Flett
1734–
Margaret Jappy
1729–1782
Marriage: 22 August 1755
Ann Flett
1757–
James Flett
1766–1776
James Flett
1760–
William A Flett
1762–1823
Alexander Flett
1762–1823
Hellen Flett
1763–
Margaret Flett
1768–1851
William Flett
1770–
George Flett
1774–
James Flett
1776–1823

Spouse and Children

    Male1734–Male

    Margaret Jappy

    Female1729–1782Female

MARRIAGE
22 August 1755
Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Female1757–Female

    Male1760–Male

    William A Flett

    Male1762–1823Male

    Alexander Flett

    Male1762–1823Male

    Female1763–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Flett

    Male1702–1791Male

    Anna McKenzie

    Female1704–1748Female

siblings

(7)

    Margaret Flett

    Female1730–Female

    Alexander Flett

    Male1732–1747Male

    Male1734–Male

    Female1737–Female

    Elspet Flett

    Female1739–1741Female

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

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

Age 68

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 81

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 96

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name originating in the Orkneys, from a place in the parish of Delting, Shetland, named with an Old Norse term denoting a strip of arable land or pasture. On the other hand it may be from the Old Norse byname Fljótr ‘swift’, ‘speedy’. Compare Fleet 2. The surname is now most common around Aberdeen and in Orkney.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Original Inhabitants Of The Broadhythe Of Findochty & Portessie - 1721-1791
  • James Flett in entry for James Flett, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jas. Flett in entry for Ann Flett, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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