Mary Macdonald

Portskerra, Sutherland, Scotland

The Life of Mary

When Mary Macdonald was born in 1840, in Portskerra, Sutherland, Scotland, her father, John Macdonald, was 25 and her mother, Betty Munro, was 34. She lived in Portskerra, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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John Macdonald
Betty Munro
Mary Macdonald
George Macdonald
John Macdonald
Angus McDonald

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 3

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Mcdonald, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Mary Mcdonald, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Mary Mcdonald, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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