Jean

2 November 1800–
Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jean

When Jean was christened on 2 November 1800, in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Watson, was 21 and her mother, Margaret or Mary Buchan, was 28.

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Family Time Line

John Watson
1779–
Margaret or Mary Buchan
1772–1835
Jean
1800–
William Watson
1819–
William Watson
1802–
John Watson
1804–
Catharine Watson
1807–1848
Margaret Watson
1809–1815
Thomas Watson
1811–
Robert Watson
1813–
Margaret Watson
1815–
Elizabeth Watson
1817–
Agnes Watson
1821–
John Watson
1821–

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World Events (3)

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

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

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Like Jane and Joan , a medieval variant of Old French Je(h)anne. Towards the end of the Middle Ages this form became largely confined to Scotland. In the 20th century it became more widely used in the English-speaking world and enjoyed a period of great popularity, but it is now out of fashion. Among numerous well-known and influential bearers are the British novelists Jean Plaidy ( Eleanor Hibbert , 1910–93 ) and Jean Rhys ( Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams , 1894–1979 ), British actress Jean Simmons ( 1929–2010 ), and American-born actress Jean Seberg ( 1938–79 ). It is also found as a variant spelling of the masculine name Gene .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Jean Watson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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