Harriet Mackay

1766–30 November 1848 (Age 82)
Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Mackay was born in 1766, in Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Reverend Thomas Mackay, was 49 and her mother, Margaret Montgomery, was 26. She married George Gordon on 22 October 1798, in Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 November 1848, in her hometown, at the age of 82.

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George Gordon
Harriet Mackay
Marriage: 22 October 1798
Isabella Gordon
Reverend Charles Gordon Minister of Assint
John Gordon
Thomas Gordon
Adam Gordon
Margaret Gordon

Spouse and Children

    George Gordon



22 October 1798
Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

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

Age 36

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.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 45

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 49

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: see McKay .

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

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