Margaret Good

Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Good was born in 1749, in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, James Good, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. James Good, was 22. She married James Brackenridge about 1771, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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James Brackenridge
Margaret Good
Marriage: about 1771
Mary Brackenridge
Thomas Brackenridge
James Brackenridge
Margaret Brackenridge

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about 1771
Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

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

Age 53

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 62

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.

Age 66

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English gōd).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of the Old English personal name Gōda, which was in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element gōd.3 Americanized form of like-sounding names in other languages, for example German Gut or Guth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Good in entry for Margaret Brachenridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Good in entry for Thomas Brackanridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Good in entry for James Brachenridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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