Margaret Caldwell

about 1714–
Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

Margaret Caldwell was born about 1714, in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of James Caldwell. She married William Wallace about 1740, in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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William Wallace
Margaret Caldwell
Marriage: about 1740
Martha Wallace

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  • Marriage
    about 1740Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (3)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 88
    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 97
    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 101
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Margaret Caldwell in entry for Martha Wallace, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Ancestry Family Trees
    • Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

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