Willem Weir

5 March 1713–
Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Willem

When Willem Weir was born on 5 March 1713, his father, James Weir, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Orr, was 17.

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James Weir
1689–
Elizabeth Orr
1695–
Willem Weir
1713–
William Weir
1715–
William Weir
1716–
Elizabeth Weir
1720–
Barbara Weir
1723–
Mary Weir
1726–
Marrion Weir
1730–

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World Events (3)

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

Age 89

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 98

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 102

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ ( see McNair ).3 Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe ( see Corr and Curry ).

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

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