Mary Macalister

about 1742–
Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Macalister was born about 1742, in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Donald Ross in 1762, in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Donald Ross
Mary Macalister
Marriage: 1762
Duncan Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Alexander Ross
Donald Ross
Charles Ross
James Ross

Spouse and Children

Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

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

Age 60

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 69

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 73

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

Name Meaning

Mac, son; Alister, Alexander. Son of Alexander

Sources (2)

  • Mary Mcalister in entry for Donald Ross, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Maria Macalaster in entry for Charles Ross, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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