James Reid

1741–Male
Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Reid was born in 1741, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Reid, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Sandlanes, was 37.

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James Reid
1706–
Catherine Sandlanes
1704–
John Reid
1732–
Anne Reid
1735–
Janet Reid
1737–
Patrick Reid
1739–
James Reid
1741–
Archibald Reid
1743–
Alexander Reid
1745–
Jean Reid
1749–

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 61
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 74
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 82
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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 .

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