Elizabeth Murdoch

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Murdoch was born on 3 March 1702, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, William Murdoch, was 36 and her mother, Jean Corbit, was 41.

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William Murdoch
Jean Corbit
Georg Murdoch
William Murdoch
Heugh Murdock
Elizabeth Murdoch

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  • Elizabeth Murdoch, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (2)

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.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muireadhach ‘mariner’, Murchadh ‘sea-warrior’, and Muircheartach ‘sea-ruler’, the first element in each being muir ‘sea’. The personal name was introduced into Yorkshire and Normandy by Norsemen from Ireland as early as the 10th century. The surname in post-Conquest medieval England usually belongs to Norman families.

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

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