James McKirdy

2 March 1761–
Kingarth, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James McKirdy was born on 2 March 1761, in Kingarth, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander McKirdy, was 22 and his mother, Janet Glass, was 16.

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Alexander McKirdy
Janet Glass
James McKirdy
Archibald McKirdy
Janet McKirdy

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World Events (3)

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

Age 41

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 54

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

Age 62

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ádaidh, a patronymic from a Gaelic pet form of Adam .

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

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  • James Mckirdy, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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