John Blair

18 March 1786–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Blair was born on 18 March 1786, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Blair, was 27 and his mother, Jean Pollock, was 22.

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John Blair
1759–
Jean Pollock
1763–
James Blair
1781–
Jean Blair
1790–
John Blair
1786–
Robert Blair
1788–

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World Events (3)

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

Age 16

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 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

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

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