James Thyne

about 1790–12 May 1874 (Age 84)
Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Thyne was born about 1790, in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thyne, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Fairgrieve, was 29. He married Janet Service about 1813, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 May 1874, in Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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James Thyne
Janet Service
Marriage: about 1813
James Thyne
Robert Thyne
James Service Thyne
Margaret Thyne
Ann Thyne
Euphemia Fairley Thyne
John Williamson Thyne
Ann Thynne
Thomas Thyne

Spouse and Children

about 1813
Scotland, United Kingdom


    James Thyne



    Margaret Thyne


    Ann Thyne


    Euphemia Fairley Thyne


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World Events (8)

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

Age 12

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 21

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.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 23

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English thin ‘thin’, ‘slender’ (Old English þynne).

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

Sources (3)

  • James Thym in entry for William Thym, "Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990"
  • James Thym in entry for William Thym, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Thynne in entry for Ann Thynne, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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