Frances Veitch

28 March 1809–11 April 1847 (Age 38)
Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Veitch was born on 28 March 1809, in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Veitch, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Watson, was 25. She married Archibald Macsporran on 20 January 1837, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Temple, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 11 April 1847, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 38, and was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Archibald Macsporran
Frances Veitch
Marriage: 20 January 1837
Margaret M McSporran
Edward M. Veitch Mcsporran
Janet McSporran
Archibald McSporran

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot
Age 2
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 6
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""
Age 11
The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

(1997: 647;2007: 1095; 2010: 1413)Scottish (of Norman origin): from a derivative of Latin vacca ‘cow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.History: Samuel Veitch (1668–1732), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the sonof William and Mary Veitch, went to central America as a soldier andadventurer, moving to New York in 1699 after the expedition failed.

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

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Sources (8)

  • Frances Vetch, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Frances Veitch, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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