James Templeton

1729–
Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Templeton was born in 1729, in Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Templtoun, was 33 and his mother, Janet Farquhar, was 31.

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Family Time Line

James Templtoun
1696–
Janet Farquhar
1698–1733
George Templeton
1722–
John Templeton
1724–
William Templeton
1726–
Jean Templeton
1727–
James Templeton
1729–
Janet Templeton
1733–

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World Events (4)

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

Age 73

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.
1815

Age 86

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 91

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

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

Sources (1)

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

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