Margaret Pinkerton

about 1805–
Parkhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Pinkerton was born about 1805, in Parkhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Angus McPhie about 1830, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Angus McPhie
Margaret Pinkerton
Marriage: about 1830
Thomas McPhie

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 6

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 10

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 33

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Mcphie in entry for Mcphie, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Margaret McPhie in entry for McPhie, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
  • Margaret Pinkerton in entry for Catherine Mcphee, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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