Mary Dun

1715–
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dun was born in 1715, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Dinn, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Meikle, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Dinn
1691–1737
Margaret Meikle
1691–1723
Janet Dun
1712–
Richard Dun
1713–
Mary Dun
1715–
John Dun
1720–1725

Parents & Siblings

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World Events (3)

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

Age 87

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 96

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.
1815

Age 100

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

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Dunn .2 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch dun ‘thin’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Mary Dinn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Dinn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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