Duncan McPherson

18 June 1773–
Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Duncan

When Duncan McPherson was born on 18 June 1773, in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John McPherson (Ker), was 30 and his mother, Jean Wilson, was 33.

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Family Time Line

John McPherson (Ker)
1743–
Jean Wilson
1740–
Susanna McPherson
1763–
Jean McPherson
1765–
Christian McPherson
1768–
John McPherson
1770–
Stowie McPherson
1771–
Duncan McPherson
1773–

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World Events (7)

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

Age 29

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 38

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 42

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain ‘son of the parson’ ( see Parsons ). This is the surname of various ecclesiastical families in Aberdeenshire and Argyll; it is also established in northern Ireland.

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

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  • Duncan Mcpherson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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