James McGowan

Male1749–

Brief Life History of James

When James McGowan was born in 1749, his father, John McGowan, was 27 and his mother, Janet Miller, was 28. He had at least 1 son.

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James McGowan
1749–
John Mak Coun
1799–

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

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World Events (5)

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

Age 53

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 62

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 66

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Cormac, Seamus, Aileen, Colm, Eithne, Kieran, Niall, Paddy.

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (a') Ghobhainn or Mac Gobhann (Scottish) or Mac (an) Ghabhann (Irish), ‘son of (the) smith’. This name has also been Anglicized as Smith and Smithson .

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

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