Margaret ( Maggie) Samson

about 1760–
St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret ( Maggie)

When Margaret ( Maggie) Samson was born about 1760, in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Samson, was 30 and her mother, Isabell ADAMSON, was 28. She married Andrew Jamieson on 20 October 1785, in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Andrew Jamieson
Margaret ( Maggie) Samson
Marriage: 20 October 1785
Mary Jamieson
John Jamieson
William Jamieson
Katharine Salmond JAMIESON

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20 October 1785
St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

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

Age 42

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.

Age 55

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 62

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Sámson), and Jewish: from the Biblical name Samson (Hebrew Shimshon, a diminutive of shemesh ‘sun’). Among Christians it was sometimes chosen as a personal name or nickname with reference to the great strength of the Biblical hero (Judges 13–16). In Wales another association was with the 6th-century Welsh bishop Samson, who traveled to Brittany, where he died and was greatly venerated. His name, which is probably an altered form of an unknown Celtic original, was popularized in England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, and to some extent independently from Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Adamson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Samson in entry for Katharine Salmond Jamieson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Samson, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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