Janet Speir

21 December 1783–
Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Speir was born on 21 December 1783, her father, James Speir, was 32 and her mother, Mary Caldwell, was 31.

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James Speir
1751–1831
Mary Caldwell
1752–1841
Janet Speir
1783–
Robert Speirs
1810–1851
David Spiers
1786–1832
Alexander Speir
1794–1874
Mary Speirs
1796–1872

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World Events (8)

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

Age 19

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 28

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 32

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: possibly, as Black suggests, an occupational name for a watchman from Old French espier ‘to watch’.

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

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