John Daw

23 June 1698–
Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland

The Life of John

John Daw was born on 23 June 1698 as the son of George Daw and Jean Mure. He married Janet Anderson on 5 November 1736, in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived in Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1698.

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John Daw
Janet Anderson
Marriage: 5 November 1736

Spouse and Children


    Janet Anderson


5 November 1736
Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    George Daw


    Jean Mure




World Events (2)

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

Age 104

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.

Age 117

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: from a pet form of David .2 English: nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English dawe, a bird noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, any of which characteristics could readily have given rise to a nickname.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin .

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

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  • John Daw, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Daw, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Daw, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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