Alexander Elder

Male20 August 1721–

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Elder was born on 20 August 1721, in Liff, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Elder, was 35 and his mother, Isobel Rob, was 31. He had at least 1 daughter.

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Alexander Elder
1721–
Isobel Elder
1750–

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  • Alexr. Elder, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (4)

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

Age 81

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.

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 90

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 92

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

Scottish: distinguishing nickname from Middle English and Older Scots elder ‘parent; older, senior person’, perhaps in some cases denoting the older of two bearers of the same personal name. It may have been used also to denote an elder of a church, a senior and respected member of the congregation. Compare Senior .

English: in southeastern England, this may be a variant of Helder .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Elter , which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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