James Clow

6 January 1697–
Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Clow was born on 6 January 1697, in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, Hary Clow, was 28 and his mother, Janet Breddie, was 27. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Isabella Campbell.

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Family Time Line

James Clow
1697–
Isabella Campbell
1697–
William Clow
1712–
Janet Clow
1713–
Catherine Clow
1729–
Patrick Clow
1716–
James Clow Sr.
1721–1790
Patrick Clow
1730–

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

    William Clow

    Male1712–Male

    Janet Clow

    Female1713–Female

    Patrick Clow

    Male1716–Male

    Male1721–1790Male

    Catherine Clow

    Female1729–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1669–Male

    Janet Breddie

    Female1670–Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1697–Male

    Anna Clow

    Female1699–Female

World Events (2)

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

Age 105

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 118

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Clough .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a nailer, from Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Clower .3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Klau, a habitational name for someone from Klau near Aachen or Clauen in Lower Saxony, or Glau, a nickname for an astute person, from Old High German, Low German glou, glau ‘circumspect’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ja. Clow in entry for James Clow, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Clow in entry for Patrick Clow, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Clow, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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