John Main

1779–1855 (Age 72)
Inverness-shire, Scotland

The Life of John

When John Main was born about 1779, in Inverness-shire, Scotland, his father, Alexander Main, was 38 and his mother, Janet Moir, was 24. He married Ann Davidson on 8 April 1806, in Ardersier, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hopeman, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died from 1851 to 1855, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Main
1779–1855
Ann Davidson
1785–1874
Marriage: 8 April 1806
James Main
1809–1877
Janet Main
1809–1881
Margaret Main
1814–1852
Alexander Maine
1816–1889
Ann Main
1819–1893
Isobel Main
1821–
John Main
1822–1904
Daniel Main
1825–1908
William Main
1827–1900
Daniel or Donald Main
1827–1905
Thomas Main
1828–1901
David Main
1831–1831

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 April 1806
Ardersier, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(12)

  • Male1809–1877Male

  • Janet Main

    Female1809–1881Female

  • Margaret Main

    Female1814–1852Female

  • Alexander Maine

    Male1816–1889Male

  • Ann Main

    Female1819–1893Female

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1741–Male

  • Janet Moir

    Female1755–1802Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

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

Age 23

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 36

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 41

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • John Main, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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