Margaret Clark

21 March 1871–
Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Clark was born on 21 March 1871, in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Donald Clark, was 38 and her mother, Agnes Neish, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Donald Clark
1832–1871
Agnes Neish
1842–
David Neish Clark
1869–
Margaret Clark
1871–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 3

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1884

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 37

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Margaret Clarke in the 1881 Scotland Census
  • Margaret Clark in the 1871 Scotland Census
  • Margaret Clark, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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