Isobel Braid


Brief Life History of Isobel

When Isobel Braid was born in 1702, in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Braid, was 28 and her mother, Agnes Swan, was 32.

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William Braid
Agnes Swan
John Braid
Isobel Braid
Andrew Braid
Agnes Braid
William Braid

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  • Isobel Braid, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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World Events (2)

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

Age 100

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 113

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the Braid Hills near Edinburgh.

Scottish and northern English: descriptive nickname from Older Scots and English dialect braid ‘broad’; see Broad .

English: metonymic occupational name for a braid maker, from a noun derivative of Middle English braiden in the sense ‘to plait or braid (the hair)’; compare Brader .

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

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