Andrew Clark

4 November 1791–4 March 1855 (Age 63)
Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Clark was born on 4 November 1791, in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, his father, Michael Clark, was 48 and his mother, Mary Kissock, was 35. He married Margaret McBride on 24 May 1811. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 March 1855, in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Andrew Clark
Margaret McBride
Marriage: 24 May 1811
Mary Clark
Robert Clark
Michael Clark
John Clark
Peter Clark
William Clark
William Clark
Samuel Thompson Clark
Joseph Clark

Spouse and Children

24 May 1811


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World Events (7)

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

Age 11

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 20

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 24

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Clark, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Andrew Clark in entry for William Clark, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Andrew Clark in entry for Joseph Clark, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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