Margaret More

Female24 January 1772–13 December 1864

Brief Life History of Margaret More

When Margaret More was christened on 24 January 1772, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James More, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Harper, was 25. She married David Wares on 1 January 1795, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 13 December 1864, in her hometown, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

David Wares
Margaret More
Marriage: 1 January 1795
Elspet Wares
Catherine Wares
about 1816–1901
Janet Wares
Margaret Wares
Alexandrina Wares
Helen Wares
Donald Wares
James Wares
Isobel Finlayson Wares
Henrietta Wares
Margaret Wares

Sources (14)

  • Margaret More, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margret More, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret More in entry for Elspet Warse, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1795Wick, Caithness, Scotland
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)

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

    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.


    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""""."""

    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

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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