Mary Aird

Female24 April 1786–28 October 1866

Brief Life History 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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John Woodburn
Mary Aird
Marriage: 6 September 1810
John Woodburn
Margaret Woodburn
William Woodburn
Robert Woodburn
Mary Woodburn
James Woodburn
Janet Woodburn

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Aird - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary Aird
  • Mary Aird, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Mary Aird in entry for Margaret Woodburn, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1810Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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    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.


    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.

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