David Purves

2 April 1690–
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Purves was born on 2 April 1690, his father, Sir Alexander Purves 2nd Baronet of Purves Hall, was 45 and his mother, Helen Hume-Campbell, was 40. He married Janet Neilson on 22 March 1741, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

David Purves
1690–
Janet Neilson
1713–
Marriage: 22 March 1741
Robert Purves
1741–
James Purves
1744–
Hugh Purves
1746–
Isobell Purves
1749–
Jean Purvis
1752–
David Purves
1755–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 March 1741
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Robert Purves

    Male1741–Male

    James Purves

    Male1744–Male

    Hugh Purves

    Male1746–Male

    Isobell Purves

    Female1749–Female

    Jean Purvis

    Female1752–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (1)

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

Age 112

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Purvis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Purves, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Purves in entry for Jean Purves, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Purves in entry for Jean Purves, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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