Margaret Strang

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Strang was born on 1 December 1820, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Strang, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Geddes, was 26. She married David Old on 26 July 1848, in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 26 July 1893, in Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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David Old
Margaret Strang
Marriage: 26 July 1848
David Old
Margaret Old
Davina Old
William Old
Marion Old

Sources (9)

  • Margaret Old, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Margaret Strang, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Strang, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Strong .

German: topographic name from Middle High German stranc ‘strip of land’, or a habitational name from any of the places so called.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle High German stranc, German Strang ‘cord, rope’.

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

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