Adam Lees

31 December 1749–
Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of Adam

When Adam Lees was born on 31 December 1749, in Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David LEES, was 35 and his mother, Marie SPEIR, was 39.

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Family Time Line

David LEES
1714–
Marie SPEIR
1710–
Thomas Lees
1731–1797
John Lees
1732–1824
John LEES
1734–
Mary Lees
1737–
Thomas Lees
1739–1809
James Lees
1742–
David Lees
1744–1744
William Lees
1747–
Adam Lees
1749–
Janet Lees
1752–

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World Events (5)

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

Age 53

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 62

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 66

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 and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee ( see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

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  • Adam Lees, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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