Robert Greer

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Greer was born about 1660, in County Tyrone, Ireland, his father, Henry Grier, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Turner, was 32. He married Mary Whitsitt in June 1691, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1730, in Ireland, at the age of 71.

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Robert Greer
1660–1730
Mary Whitsitt
1670–1742
Marriage: June 1691
Thomas Greer
1690–1746
Alice Greer
1692–1766
Jonathan Grierson Greer
1698–1756
Robert Greer
1702–1742
Sarah Greer
1703–1742
Susanna Greer
1713–1786
Mary Greer
1699–1771
Abigail Greer
1724–

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    World Events (4)

    1672

    Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.

    1690

    William of Orange (William III) lands at Carrickfergus and defeats James II at Battle of the Boyne.

    1692

    Exclusion of Catholics from Parliament and all professions.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

    History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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