Margaret Bruce

8 December 1716–
Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Bruce was christened on 8 December 1716, in Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Bruce and Issobell. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Alexander Mackenzie.

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Alexander Mackenzie
Margaret Bruce
Margaret McKenzie
Elizabeth McKenzie
George McKenzie
John Mackenzie
Janet McKenzie
Elspet McKenzie

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Mackenzie





    Margaret McKenzie


    Elizabeth McKenzie


    George McKenzie


    John Mackenzie


    Janet McKenzie


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (3)

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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

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.

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margt Bruce in entry for John Mackenzie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Bruce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Bruce in entry for Janet Mc Kenzie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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