Margaret

1799–
Langham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

Margaret was born in 1799, in Langham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with George Gridley.

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Family Time Line

George Gridley
Margaret
1799–
George Gridley
1817–1896
Mary Grindley
1828–

Spouse and Children

Children

(2)

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 2
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815
Age 16
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830
Age 31
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

Possible Related Names

Margareta
Margaretta

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret - Government record: birth-name: Margaret

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