Elisabeth Paton

11 June 1814–
Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Paton was born on 11 June 1814, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Paton, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Braid, was 28.

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John Paton
Elizabeth Braid
Janet Paton
Elisabeth Paton
Robert Paton
William Paton
John Paton
Janet Paton
David Braid Paton
Jane Paton

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World Events (3)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 3

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Age 9

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Pat (short form of Patrick ), formed with the Old French diminutive suffix -on.

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

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  • Elisabeth Paton, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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