Jean Chalmers

28 October 1806–
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jean

Jean Chalmers was born on 28 October 1806, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Jean Rae.

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Jean Rae
Jean Chalmers

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World Events (3)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 5

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.

Age 9

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

Age 17

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Chambers . The -l- was originally an orthographic device to indicate the length of the vowel after assimilation of -mb- to -m(m)-.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jean Chalmers, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Chalmers, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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