Donald Williamson

Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Donald

When Donald Williamson was born on 7 October 1757, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Williamson, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Mcculloch, was 17. He married Christian Ross in 1778. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He was buried in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Donald Williamson
Christian Ross
Marriage: 1778
Robert Wiliamson
Donald Wiliamson
Margaret Wiliamson

Spouse and Children



    Robert Wiliamson


    Donald Wiliamson


    Margaret Wiliamson


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Williamson


    Margaret Mcculloch





    Katherine Williamson


World Events (6)

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

Age 45

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 58

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 63

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Williamson in entry for Robert Williamson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Donald Williamson in entry for Paul Williamson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Donald Williamson in entry for Alexander Williamson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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