Elisabeth Dunsmore

6 September 1801–29 April 1868 (Age 66)
Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Dunsmore was born on 6 September 1801, in Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Dunsmuir, was 33 and her mother, Margaret McClymont, was 33. She married Alexander Wilson on 23 June 1823, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 April 1868, in Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Alexander Wilson
Elisabeth Dunsmore
Marriage: 23 June 1823
Hugh Wilson
Walter Wilson
Margaret Wilson
Bertha Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Ann Wilson
Alexander Wilson
Ann Wilson

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23 June 1823
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.

Age 14

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""""."""

Age 19

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

1 Scottish: habitational name from a now forgotten place called Dundemore in Fife.2 English: habitational name from Dunsmoor in Devon or from an old district of Warwickshire called Dunsmore (preserved in Ryton-on-Dunsmore and Stretton-on-Dunsmore); both are named from the Old English personal name Dunn(a) ‘dark’ + mōr ‘moor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Dunsmore, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elizabeth Dunsmore, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Elisabeth Dunsmore, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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