Margaret Cook

Femaleabout 1736–

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Cook was born about 1736, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Archbald Cook, was 43 and her mother, Elisabeth Bready, was 38. She married John Colquhoun on 11 February 1757, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters.

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John Colquhoun
Margaret Cook
Marriage: 11 February 1757
Archbald Colquhoun
Ann Colquhoun
Patrick Calhoun
Margaret Brisbane Colquhoun
Isabel Colquhoun
Jean Calhoun
James Colquhoun
Walter Colquhoun
John Colquhoun
Elizabeth Colquhoun
David Colquhoun
Katherine Donald Colquhoun
Mary Falconer Colquhoun

Sources (14)

  • Margaret Cook, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret Cook in entry for David Colquhoun, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Cook in entry for James Colquhoun, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1757Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)

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

    Age 66

    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 79

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


    Age 94

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

    Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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