Agnes Ferrier

17 May 1752–
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Ferrier was born on 17 May 1752, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Ferrier, was 30 and her mother, Marion Algie, was 30. She married James Craig on 23 April 1768, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters.

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James Craig
Agnes Ferrier
Marriage: 23 April 1768
Agnes Craig
Mayben Craig
Mary Craig
James Craig
James Craig
Janet Craig
George Craig
Robert Craig
Margaret Craig

Spouse and Children

23 April 1768
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

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

Age 50

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 59

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.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 61

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare Farrar .2 Scottish: possibly an occupational name for a ferryman. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512 .3 Possibly southern French: occupational name for a smith, a variant of Ferrié ( see Ferrie ).

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Turner in entry for Mary Craig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes Turner in entry for James Craig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes Ferrier in entry for Margaret Craig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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