Betty Dryburgh

1 August 1784–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Betty

Betty Dryburgh was born on 1 August 1784 as the daughter of Archbald Dryburgh and Elspeth Dryburgh.

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Archbald Dryburgh
Elspeth Dryburgh
Grisel Dryburgh
John Dryber
Elizabeth Dryburgh
Archibald Dryburgh
Betty Dryburgh
Thomas Dryburgh
Elizabeth Dryburgh

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World Events (8)

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

Age 18

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 27

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 31

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name for someone from either of two places in the Borders named Dryburgh.

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

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  • Betty Dryburgh, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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