Alexander Main

Ardersier, Inverness-shire, Scotland

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Main was born in 1741, in Ardersier, Inverness-shire, Scotland. He married Janet Moir on 22 October 1776, in Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Alexander Main
Janet Moir
Marriage: 22 October 1776
John Main
Alexander Main
Isabella or Isobel Main
Margaret Main
Isabell Main
William Main
Janet Main

Spouse & Children

  • Male1741–Male

  • Janet Moir


22 October 1776
Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

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

Age 61

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 74

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 91

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alexr. Main in entry for William Main, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Main, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexr. Main, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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