Robert Robertson

22 November 1800–
Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Robertson was born on 22 November 1800, his father, John Robertson, was 34 and his mother, Katharine Forbes, was 33.

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John Robertson
1766–
Katharine Forbes
1767–
John Robertson
1797–
James Robertson
1798–
Robert Robertson
1800–
Margaret Robertson
1802–1888
Girzel Robertson
1805–
Duncan Robertson
1807–1894

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World Events (8)

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

Age 2

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 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 32

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

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