Thomas Dick

8 February 1791–
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Dick was born on 8 February 1791, in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, his father, William Dick, was 36 and his mother, Jannet Watson, was 31. He married Ann Watson on 10 November 1823, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Douglas and Angus, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dick
1791–
Ann Watson
1790–1836
Marriage: 10 November 1823
William Dick
1824–
Jannet Dick
1826–
Alexander Dick
1829–
William Dick
1830–
Thomas Dick
1831–

Spouse and Children

    Male1791–Male

    Ann Watson

    Female1790–1836Female

MARRIAGE
10 November 1823
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    William Dick

    Male1824–Male

    Jannet Dick

    Female1826–Female

    Alexander Dick

    Male1829–Male

    William Dick

    Male1830–Male

    Thomas Dick

    Male1831–Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Dick

    Male1755–Male

    Female1759–Female

siblings

(6)

    Jannet Dick

    Female1780–Female

    Isabel Dick

    Female1782–Female

    William Dick

    Male1784–Male

    Alexander Dick

    Male1786–Male

    Male1791–Male

+1 More Child

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 and English: from a short form of Richard . Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik.3 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Dick, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Dick, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Dick, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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