Mary Magdalene Hamilton

2 July 1803–20 July 1877 (Age 74)
Lasswade, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Magdalene

When Mary Magdalene Hamilton was born on 2 July 1803, in Lasswade, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Hamilton, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Morris, was 22. She married Thomas Kerr on 24 August 1822, in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cockpen, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 20 July 1877, in Penicuik, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Kerr
1800–1873
Mary Magdalene Hamilton
1803–1877
Marriage: 24 August 1822
David Kerr
1825–
George Kerr
1827–
David Hamilton Kerr
1829–1899
Thomas Kerr
1831–
Walter Kerr
1832–
Euphemia Kerr
1832–1917
Alexander Kerr
1835–
Mary Kerr
1838–1908
Richard Kerr
1839–
Margery Kerr
1841–
Jean Kerr
1843–
William Kerr
1845–
Kerr
1850–1850
Kerr
1856–1856

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1822
Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(14)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Nicholas Hamilton

    Female1797–1875Female

    Female1803–1877Female

    Janet Hamilton

    Female1805–1881Female

World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 8

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 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 20

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Kerr in household of Thomas Kerr, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Mary Hamilton in entry for David Kerr, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Magdalin Hamilton in entry for Richard Kerr, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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