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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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–

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Mackenzie

    Male1717–Male

    Female1716–Female

children

(6)

    Margaret McKenzie

    Female1739–Female

    Elizabeth McKenzie

    Female1742–Female

    George McKenzie

    Male1744–Male

    John Mackenzie

    Male1744–Male

    Janet McKenzie

    Female1745–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(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 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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