Thomas Bennett

Male30 August 1749–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Bennett was born on 30 August 1749, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, James Bennett, was 31 and his mother, Jean Schaw, was 22. He lived in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1749.

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Family Time Line

James Bennett
1717–
Jean Schaw
1726–
Thomas Bennett
1749–
William Bennett
1750–
Thomas Bennett
1752–
Isabel Bennet
1754–
Martha Bennett
1785–1872

Sources (2)

  • Thomas Benat, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Thomas Benat, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (5)

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

Age 53

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.

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 62

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

1815

Age 66

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

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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