Isobell Reid

2 September 1736–
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isobell

When Isobell Reid was born on 2 September 1736, her father, George Reid, was 28 and her mother, Isabel Traill, was 30. She married James Aitken about 1750, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Aitken
1738–
Isobell Reid
1736–
Marriage: about 1750
Ann Aitken
1758–
Mary Aitken
1760–
James Aitken
1761–
Thomas Aitken
1762–
William Aiken
1763–
Agnes Aitken
1766–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1750
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Ann Aitken

    Female1758–Female

    Mary Aitken

    Female1760–Female

    James Aitken

    Male1761–Male

    Thomas Aitken

    Male1762–Male

    William Aiken

    Male1763–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Reid

    Male1708–1770Male

    Isabel Traill

    Female1706–Female

siblings

(8)

    Jean Reid

    Female1731–Female

    Helen Reid

    Female1732–Female

    Thomas Reid

    Male1733–Male

    Anna Reid

    Female1734–Female

    Female1736–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

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

Age 66

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 79

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 94

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Isobel Reid in entry for Agnes Aitken, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isobell Reid in entry for William Aitken, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isobell Reid in entry for Thomas Aitken, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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