John Robertson

26 October 1739–
Heriot, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Robertson was born on 26 October 1739, in Heriot, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Robertson, was 20 and his mother, Agnes Wilson, was 18.

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James Robertson
1719–
Agnes Wilson
1721–
John Robertson
1739–
Andrew Robertson
1743–
Mary Robertson
1746–
Janet Robertson
1750–

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World Events (4)

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

Age 63

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 76

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 91

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

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