Margaret Blake

27 August 1868–12 November 1942 (Age 74)
Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Blake was born on 27 August 1868, in Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Michael Blake and Mary Mckendrick. She married James Moffatt on 15 July 1889, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 12 November 1942, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sandymount Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Moffatt
1869–1926
Margaret Blake
1868–1942
Marriage: 15 July 1889
Margaret Isabella Moffat
1891–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 July 1889
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Margaret Isabella Moffat

    Female1891–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Blake

    MaleMale

    Mary Mckendrick

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 6

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 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 22

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.2 English: nickname from Old English blāc ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

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

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  • Margaret Blake Moffat in entry for Margaret Isabella Moffat, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Blake, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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