Mary Aird

24 April 1786–28 October 1866 (Age 80)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Aird was born on 24 April 1786, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, John Aird III, was 34 and her mother, Janet Hunter, was 26. She married John Woodburn on 6 September 1810, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 October 1866, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John Woodburn
1780–1866
Mary Aird
1786–1866
Marriage: 6 September 1810
John Woodburn
1811–1862
Margaret Woodburn
1813–1836
William Woodburn
1815–1890
Robert Woodburn
1822–
Mary Woodburn
1826–
James Woodburn
1828–
Janet Woodburn
1830–1862

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1810Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 16
    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 25
    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
    Age 29
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from either the medieval lordship of The Aird (Inverness) or from Aird Farm near Hurlford, Ayrshire. Both are named from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height, promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high, lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep, difficult’. Compare Ard .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ard

    Sources (8)

    • Mary Aird in entry for Margaret Woodburn, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Mary Aird, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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