Robert Renfrew

10 February 1763–
Abbey, Renfrew, Scotland

The Life of Robert

When Robert Renfrew was born on 10 February 1763, his father, John Renfrew, was 33 and his mother, Janet Auchencloss, was 31.

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John Renfrew
Janet Auchencloss
John Renfrew
Margaret Renfrew
Janet Renefrew
Robert Renfrew

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World Events (6)

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

Age 39

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 52

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

Age 67

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Renfrew near Glasgow, named with a British term cognate with Welsh rhyn frwd ‘point of current’.

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

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