Margaret Good

Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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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  • Marriage
    about 1771Scotland, 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

    English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English gōd).English: from the Middle English personal name Gode, representing either Old English Goda (male) or Gode (female), in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element gōd, or perhaps a pet form of Old French names in God- such as Godfrey .Americanized form (translation into English) of German Gut and Guth , or Dutch Goed and Goede .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Margaret Good in entry for Margaret Brachenridge, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Good -
    • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Good - Church record: christening: 27 April 1749; Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland

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