Grace Samson

23 June 1842–
Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Grace

Grace Samson was born on 23 June 1842 as the daughter of Joseph Clark and Barbara Ann? Dempster.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clark
Barbara Ann? Dempster
1814–1891
Grace Samson
1842–
Robert Sampson
1852–1856
William Clark
Mary Samson
1844–
Mary Sampson
1844–
Annie Samson
1855–
Hugh Samson
1857–
Agnes Samson
1859–
Hugh Samson
1861–

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 1

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

Age 1

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 32

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, English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Sámson), and Jewish: from the Biblical name Samson (Hebrew Shimshon, a diminutive of shemesh ‘sun’). Among Christians it was sometimes chosen as a personal name or nickname with reference to the great strength of the Biblical hero (Judges 13–16). In Wales another association was with the 6th-century Welsh bishop Samson, who traveled to Brittany, where he died and was greatly venerated. His name, which is probably an altered form of an unknown Celtic original, was popularized in England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, and to some extent independently from Wales.

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

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  • Grace Samson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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