Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John was born in 1802, his father, William Craig, was 32 and his mother, Agnes Scott, was 26.

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William Craig
Agnes Scott
Janet Craig
Alexander Craig
Helen Craig
Agnes Craig
William Craig
Thomas Caig
Jane Craig

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

Age 0

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.

Age 13

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 36

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Greek: From the scriptural name Y'hohhanán, which has been translated as "the Lord gave graciously," "whom Jehovah gave," and "whom Jehovah bestowed." Eoin and Iain are Gaelic forms. Jahana and Jan are Anglo-Norman forms. Jean and Jane are female names derived from the French name Jeanne, from root of John. Nicknames are Jenny and Jinny. Johnina is a female name formed from John. Johanna and Joan are female names from John. Jehane is the Anglo-Norman form of Joan. Jone is another spelling. Sine is a Gaelic form of Jane. Janet is a diminutive of Jane. Deònaid is a Gaelic form. Jonet is a Scottish form of Janet. Jessie is a Scottish name used for Janet. Jessica is a female name derived from Jessie. Segnaid and Seonaid are Gaelic forms of Janet.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John - male

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