John Cruickshank

about 1737–
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Cruickshank was born about 1737, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Cruickshank, was 37 and his mother, Jean Trail, was 37. He married Elspet Milne on 2 July 1754, in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Cruickshank
1737–
Elspet Milne
1738–
Marriage: 2 July 1754
Susan Cruikshank
1755–
Alexander Cruikshank
1757–
John Cruikshank
1759–
Elspet Cruickshank
1761–1846
William Crookshank
1763–
Andrew Crookshank
1765–
Charles Crookshank
1767–
Cruikshank
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1754
Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

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

Age 65

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 78

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

Age 93

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a man with a crooked leg or legs, from older Scots cruik ‘hook’, ‘bend’ (Middle English crook, Old Scandinavian krókr) + shank ‘leg(-bone)’ (Old English sceanca).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Cruickshank, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Cruikshank, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Cruikshank in entry for Susan Cruikshank, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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