John Hunter

3 June 1795–
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Hunter was born on 3 June 1795, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Hunter, was 36 and his mother, Mary Fraser, was 32. He married Margaret Hunter on 13 January 1821, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Culross, Perthshire, Scotland in 1861.

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Family Time Line

John Hunter
1795–
Margaret Hunter
1799–
Marriage: 13 January 1821
Margaret Hunter
1822–
Andrew Hunter
1825–
Mary Hunter
1827–1877
Elizabeth Hunter
1829–
John Hunter
1832–
William Hunter
1834–
James Hunter
1836–
Margaret Hunter
1839–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1821
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Margaret Hunter

    Female1822–Female

    Andrew Hunter

    Male1825–Male

    Mary Hunter

    Female1827–1877Female

    Elizabeth Hunter

    Female1829–Female

    John Hunter

    Male1832–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Hunter

    Male1759–Male

    Mary Fraser

    Female1763–Female

siblings

(8)

    James Hunter

    Male1785–Male

    Alexander Hunter

    Male1787–Male

    Katharine Hunter

    Female1789–Female

    James Andrew Hunter

    Male1789–Male

    Isabell Hunter

    Female1792–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 7

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 20

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

Age 35

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt , a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Hunter, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Hunter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Hunter in entry for William Hunter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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