Isabel Greig

9 May 1786–1 December 1891 (Age 105)
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabel

When Isabel Greig was born on 9 May 1786, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Greig, was 49 and her mother, Emilia Shephard, was 28. She married James Nicol on 8 September 1806, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 December 1891, at the age of 105.

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James Nicol
Isabel Greig
Marriage: 8 September 1806
Emilia Nicol
Janet Nicol
Isabel Nicol
Andrew Nicol
Robert Nicol
James Nicol
James Nicol
Robert Nicol
John Nicol
Elizabeth Nicol
Thomas Nicol

Spouse and Children

8 September 1806
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 16

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 25

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.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a short form of the personal name Gregory .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isabel Greig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isabel Greig in entry for James Nicol, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isabella Greig, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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