Mary Wallace

1 December 1758–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wallace was born on 1 December 1758, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Wallace, was 42 and her mother, Jean Porterfield, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Wallace
1716–1805
Jean Porterfield
1734–1764
Jean Wallace
1756–
Lillias Wallace
1756–
Wallace
1763–
Mary Wallace
1758–
Margaret Wallace
1760–
Catherine Wallace
1761–

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World Events (6)

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

Age 44

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.
1815

Age 57

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 62

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 and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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  • Mary Wallace, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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