Mary Bruce

14 June 1727–
Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bruce was christened on 14 June 1727, in Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Bruce, was 36 and her mother, Barbara Ferguson, was 29.

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Family Time Line

John Bruce
1691–
Barbara Ferguson
1698–
Mary Bruce
1727–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

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

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

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

Sources (1)

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

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