Isobell Couper

29 August 1759–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isobell

When Isobell Couper was born on 29 August 1759, her father, James Couper, was 24 and her mother, Jean Henderson, was 21.

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James Couper
Jean Henderson
Isobell Couper
Robert Couper
Jane Cooper
Murdock Cooper

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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.

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:1. habitational name from Cupar in Fife, which is probably of Pictish origin, with an unknown meaning. There are several other places similarly named, for example Couper Angus and Cupar Maculty (now Couttie), but these do not seem to have given rise to surnames. 2. English: variant spelling of Cooper .

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

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  • Isobell Couper, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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