Alexander Boag

Maleabout 1753–

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Boag was born about 1753, in West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Janet Newton on 4 May 1777, in West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in Scotland.

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Alexander Boag
Janet Newton
Marriage: 4 May 1777
Jean Boag
John Boag
John Boag
Agnes Boag
Alexander Boag
Alexander Boag
James Boag
Charles Boag

Sources (14)

  • Alexander Boag in entry for John Boag, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Boag, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1777West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

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

    Age 49

    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 58

    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 62

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Antrim): from Ó Buadhaigh, see Bogue .

    Scottish: variant of Boak .

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

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