Barbara Roger

25 February 1816–April 1903 (Age 87)
Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Roger was born on 25 February 1816, in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Rodger, was 44 and her mother, Margaret Boyle, was 18. She married David Niven Wilson on 22 November 1834. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Camlachie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. She died in April 1903, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

David Niven Wilson
Barbara Roger
Marriage: 22 November 1834
William Wilson
Augusta Wilson
Margaret Wilson
David Rodgers Wilson
Janet Wilson
Mary Wilson
Thomas Wilson
Henry Nevin Crawford Wilson
Barbara Wilson

Spouse and Children

22 November 1834



    Margaret Wilson


    David Rodgers Wilson


    Janet Wilson


    Mary Wilson


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 9

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 26

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

Some translate this name as "spear of fame," others as "spear-red." It comes from the Old German name Rotger, or variously Ratgar, Rudiger, Ruedeger, Rodiger, Hruodiger, Hruodiker, the Hrothgar of Beowulf, from "rat-gar," a war councilor, or "rat-gar," prompt in counsel. A nickname is Hodge, perhaps originally Rodge.

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Wilson in household of David Wilson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Barbra Rogers in entry for Henry Wilson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Barbara Wilson in household of David Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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