John Parkhill

Male30 March 1774–

Brief Life History of John

When John Parkhill was born on 30 March 1774, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Parkhill, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Kerr, was 38.

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John Parkhill
Margaret Kerr
Janet Parkhill
Janet Park
James Parkhill
James Parkhill
Margaret Parkhill
Jean Parkhill
Elizabeth Parkhill
John Parkhill
William Parkhill
Andrew Parkhill

Sources (1)

  • John Parkhill, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (3)

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

Age 28

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 41

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


Age 49

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several minor places called Parkhill or Park Hill, most of which are likely to have been named with Middle English park ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc) or parrok ‘enclosure, paddock’ (Old English pearroc) + hille ‘hill’ (Old English hyll).

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

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