Margaret Bruce

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Alexander Mackenzie
1717–
Margaret Bruce
1716–
Margaret McKenzie
1739–
Elizabeth McKenzie
1742–
George McKenzie
1744–
John Mackenzie
1744–
Janet McKenzie
1745–
Elspet McKenzie
1756–

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Children

(6)

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(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
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.
1815
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy, probably from Brix (La Manche).Altered form of French Brousse .History: The son of the Domesday baron, a friend of David I of Scotland, was granted by him the Lordship of Annandale in 1124, and his second son Robert became the founder of the Scottish house of Bruce. — This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its original form Brousse in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

Possible Related Names

Brousse
Brewis

Sources (3)

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

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