Margaret Lightbody

Female6 March 1780–

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Lightbody was born on 6 March 1780, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Lightbody, was 46 and her mother, Margaret Smith, was 42.

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James Lightbody
Margaret Smith
Janet Lightbody
William Lightbody
John Lightbody
Jean Lightbody
Margaret Lightbody

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  • Margret Lightbody, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 22

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.

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 31

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


Age 35

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English liht ‘light, active’ (Old English lēoht) + bodi ‘body, physique; person, individual’.

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

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