Mary Aird

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

The Life of Mary

When Mary Aird was born on 24 April 1786, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, John Aird, 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

Spouse and Children

6 September 1810
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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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 a place named with Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high’, ‘lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep’, ‘difficult’. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire. See also Ard .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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