William Simson

10 January 1739–
Culross, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Simson was christened on 10 January 1739, in Culross, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Simpson, was 11736 and his mother, Elspeth Spowart, was 21.

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George Simpson
Elspeth Spowart
William Simson
Elspeth Simpson

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

Some characteristic forenames: German Frieda, Guenther, Otto.English and Scottish: variant of Simpson .German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Samson .

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

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