James Edward

3 April 1751–
Kirkton of Glenisla, Forfarshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Edward was born on 3 April 1751, in Kirkton of Glenisla, Forfarshire, Scotland, his father, Andrew Edward, was 28 and his mother, Mary Wylie, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Edward
1722–1790
Mary Wylie
1723–1817
John Edward
1743–1789
Alexander Edward
1745–
Andrew Edward
1747–
James Edward
1751–
David Edward
1756–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

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

Age 51

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 60

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 62

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 The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.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

English: from the Middle English personal name Edward, Old English Ēadward, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + w(e)ard ‘guard’. The English personal name also became popular on the Continent as a result of the fame of the two canonized kings of England, Edward the Martyr ( 962–79 ) and Edward the Confessor ( 1004–66 ). They certainly contributed largely to its great popularity in England.

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

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  • James Edward, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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