Mary Katherine Corser


Brief Life History of Mary Katherine

When Mary Katherine Corser was born in 1555, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, James Corser, was 30 and her mother, Isobell Ross, was 28. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with William James Gilmour. She died in 1640, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in London, England.

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William James Gilmour
Mary Katherine Corser
James Gilmour
William Gilmour
Dora Gilmore
Agnes Gilmore
Margaret Jane Gilmour
Hew Gilmour

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1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 3

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

Age 14

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 30

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): occupational name for a horse dealer, Middle English corser.

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

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