John Simpson

1774–
Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Simpson was born in 1774, in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Simpson, was 39 and his mother, Agnes Crawford, was 35.

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Robert Simpson
1735–1795
Agnes Crawford
1739–1796
John Simpson
1761–
Jean Simpson
1761–
Robert Simpson
1764–1836
Mary Simpson
1766–
William Simpson
1768–
Elizabeth Simpson
1770–
James Simpson I
1771–1850
Christian Simpson
1772–1880
Agnes Simpson
1772–
John Simpson
1774–
Margaret Simpson
1776–

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World Events (3)

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

Age 28

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 41

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 49

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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