Margaret Stobo

17 December 1752–
Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Stobo was born on 17 December 1752, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, her father, John Stobo, was 23 and her mother, Mary Semple, was 19.

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John Stobo
Mary Semple
Margaret Stobo
John Stobo
Agnes Stobo
Robert Stobo
James Stobo
Andrew Stobo

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World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 50
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 59
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.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813
Age 61
The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

Scottish: locative name from Stobo (Peebless).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Stobo, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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