Helen Burt

16 May 1815–11 January 1904 (Age 88)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Burt was born on 16 May 1815, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Burt, was 28 and her mother, Helen Hynd, was 31. She married John Strang on 21 January 1837, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Saint George, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 11 January 1904, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.

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John Strang
Helen Burt
Marriage: 21 January 1837
Helen Strang
Euphemia Strang
William Strang
Alexander Strang
John Strang

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    John Strang



21 January 1837
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 2

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 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 28

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert .2 German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Strang in household of Henry Graham, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Helen Strang in household of John Strang, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Helen Strang in household of John Strang, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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