William Groat

18 January 1791–
Walls And Flotta,Orkney,Scotland

The Life of William

When William Groat was born on 18 January 1791, his father, Freswick Groat, was 29 and his mother, Jean Ballentine, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Freswick Groat
1761–
Jean Ballentine
1766–
Jane Groat
1788–1850
William Groat
1791–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

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

Age 11

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 24

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 31

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: probably a nickname imported from Low German or Dutch groot ‘big’, ‘large’.2 Americanized spelling of the cognates Groth , Groot , or Grott .

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

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  • William Groat, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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