Christian Menzies

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Menzies was born in 1707, in Weem, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Sir Alexander Menzies 2nd Baronet, was 25 and her mother, Lady Christian Campbell, was 21. She married William Mackintosh on 19 July 1734, in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland.

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William Mackintosh
Christian Menzies
Marriage: 19 July 1734

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  • Christian Menzies, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Christian Menzies, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Publication of History of The Clan of Menzies of Northumberland/Scotland

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Manners , in which the z was originally the Middle English letter ʒ (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is pronounced Meenyus or Minyas in Scotland. The name was brought to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century by a family of Norman knights. It appears that the name was re-interpreted in Gaelic as containing a personal name, and for variants ending -s there is a possibility of confusion with McManus . See also McMinn .

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