Margaret Arthur

29 December 1756–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Arthur was born on 29 December 1756, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Arthur, was 25 and her mother, Jean Scott, was 26. She married John Miller on 15 October 1780, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Miller
Margaret Arthur
1756–
Marriage: 15 October 1780
Archbald Miller
1781–
Elizabeth Miller
1786–
John Miller
1787–
Graham Miller
1789–
Allan Miller
1791–
Archibald Miller
1791–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 October 1780
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Alexander Arthor

    Male1746–Male

    Alexander Mc Arthur

    Male1747–Male

    Male1748–Male

    John Arthur

    Male1750–Male

    Female1753–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

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

Age 46

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.
1815

Age 59

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 61

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. In many cases it is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence. The personal name is most probably from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’. Compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’. It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Arthur, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Mary Arthur in entry for Graham Miller, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Arthur in entry for Elizabeth Miller, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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