Peter McAuslan

1 March 1801–5 May 1869 (Age 68)
Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter McAuslan was born on 1 March 1801, in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Peter McAuslan, was 28 and his mother, Jean Marshal, was 26. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson on 18 December 1820, in Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 5 May 1869, in Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Peter McAuslan
Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson
Marriage: 18 December 1820
Agnes McAuslan
Peter McAuslan
William McAuslan
Jane Marshall McAuslan
Bethia "Betsy" McAuslan
William Adamson McAuslan
Ann McAuslan
Francis Robertson McAuslin
Christina McAuslan
Janet McAuslan
David McAuslan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1820Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 1
    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 14
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 18
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish Gaelic: see McCausland .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    John Allan (written by Peter Allan, his son)

    The subject of this sketch was born in the old town of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, September 21st, 1823. His parents were Robert Allan and Elizabeth Stirling. His father being …

    Sources (16)

    • Peter McAuslan in entry for Peter McAuslan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Mc Causlan, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Peter Mcauslan in entry for Agnes Allan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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