Elizabeth Strang

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Strang was born in 1742, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Strong, was 25 and her mother, Isabel Thomeson, was 20. She married Alexander Patterson on 8 September 1764. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter.

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Alexander Patterson
Elizabeth Strang
Marriage: 8 September 1764
James Patterson
John Patterson
Alexander Patterson
James Patterson
Thomas Patterson
Elspeth Patterson
Andrew Patterson
William Patterson

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Strang Paterson in entry for Andrew Paterson, "Scotland, Civil Registration, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891"
  • Elizabeth Strang in entry for James Paterson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elizabeth Strang in entry for Andrew Paterson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (5)

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.

1811 · The Tron Riot

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.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Strong .

German: topographic name from Middle High German stranc ‘strip of land’, or a habitational name from any of the places so called.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle High German stranc, German Strang ‘cord, rope’.

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

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