Bessie Allan

Brief Life History of Bessie

When Bessie Allan was born on 13 February 1715, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, her father, Patrick Allan, was 53 and her mother, Jean Philp, was 40. She lived in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1715.

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Patrick Allan
Jean Philp
Bessie Allan
James Allan
Janet Allen
Henry Allan
Janet Alan
John Allan
Bessie Allan
Margaret Allan

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  • Bessie Allan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Bessie Allan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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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.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Allen . This is the more common form of the name in Scotland and northern England. See also McAllen .

History: An early bearer of this surname in North America was William Allan, a British soldier who took his family to the newly founded city of Halifax, NS, Canada, in 1749. His son John (1746–1805) was a Revolutionary soldier who eventually (1783) founded the settlement of Allan's Island, Passamaquoddy Bay, ME.

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

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